The publication of judgments belongs in the E-Justice Act
In the December issue of the Richterzeitung, an article by Daniel Hürlimann, Christian Laux and three other authors was published suggesting that the publication of judgments should be included in the E-Justice Act. The E-Justice Act is in the consultation phase until mid-February. Unfortunately, the Federal Council has missed the opportunity to include the publication of judgments in the law. It is to be hoped that this will change by the draft stage. Otherwise, the topic would still have to be included in the law as a result of the parliamentary deliberations.
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.
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.
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.
Lex Laux: Too much alien criminality? Too little Open Data!
Open Data has a lot of potential, and the IT world should put more focus on Open Data. Christian Laux suggests Open Data as a way out from a political dispute about whether nationality and origin of suspected offenders should be disclosed in the Police’s twitter feeds etc.