All companies processing personal data in Switzerland must comply with the current regulations. This section provides a checklist as well as information on current legal changes to facilitate compliance.
The use of data has great economic significance, especially in the context of Big Data. It is also valuable for individuals, who need to determine, as far as possible, what personal information can be transmitted, to whom it can be transmitted, at what time and in what context.
The new Swiss Data Protection Act (nFADP), which comes to force on September 1, 2023, gives people more rights regarding their data. Like its European counterpart, the GDPR, the new law imposes a number of additional obligations on companies operating in Switzerland. SMEs must have a strict internal data protection policy in place so as to ensure compliance with this legal framework and to inspire confidence in their customers.