New Data Protection Act (DSG) and Cloud Usage
Thomas Steiner presented at the "Swiss Cloud Day for SMEs" on the topic of "New Swiss Federal Data Protection Act and Cloud Use" and discussed new obligations for cloud customers and cloud providers. Challenges are, in particular, information obligations, data security and requirements for data processing agreements. Here's the slide deck (in German).
Consent in data protection – why it is often not needed
To ensure that the processing of personal data is not unlawful, it requires justification in some cases. The consent of the data subject is one possible approach - but by far not always the most reasonable in the private sector. You can find out more about "consent" in Marc Feldmann's article for the WEKA Data Protection Newsletter (July/August), which is now online.
LAUX LAWYERS AG Policy Alert: Swiss–U.S. Privacy Shield according to FDPIC no longer a suitable basis for the transfer of personal data to the U.S.
Swiss FDPIC follows CJEU's lead following Schrems II and strikes U.S. from the Swiss List of States with adequate level of data protection. Here's our analysis.
Data Protection Overview – Switzerland
In this Note written for the OneTrust DataGuidance platform, Thomas Steiner gives an overview of the fundamentals of Swiss data protection law. The Note already considers changes introduced by the revised Federal Data Protection Act, which is expected to enter into force in 2021.
Move to the cloud as a law firm
As a law firm with a digital heartbeat, we've completed our move to the cloud this spring, thus allowing our advisors to securely and safely work from home during these special times. Marc Feldmann captured the corresponding migration for his recent presentation at our migration partner, Innobit.
Working Paper Data Portability Swiss Data Alliance
In collaboration with other organizations, Swiss Data Alliance has drawn up a guideline on data portability in the spirit of a data policy "as a service" in order to prepare companies and administrations in Switzerland for future discussions on this important topic. On 26 June, Christian Laux presented the corresponding working paper to the ERFA Group on Data Protection of renowned insurance companies. The slides of the presentation now are available online.
Data Protection and Data Ethics: the Controversy About Contact Tracing Apps
The use of so-called contact tracing apps for the purpose of containing the corona epidemic has been the subject of controversial discussions in recent weeks. Ultimately, it is a matter of feeling which approach – centralized or decentralized – is to be preferred. The article by Thomas Steiner in the WEKA Data Protection newsletter of June is now online.
Use of IT services by a cantonal hospital
Christian Laux spoke at the first "Infosec Health Digital Forum on Data Protection" about the use of IT services by cantonal hospitals (or other service providers) and discussed the legal questions and answers that arise in this context. The corresponding slides are now online.