Preparing for the new Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection

17/08/2023 | IAPP

On 1 September, a revised Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection will come into force. The update brings Switzerland's data protection laws more in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation, which means that non-Swiss companies doing business in Switzerland will have new, stricter obligations to follow, such as the need to appoint a Swiss representative. There will also be a greater emphasis on respecting data subject rights and new rules around reporting data breaches. Here, the IAPP explains what organisations need to do to prepare.

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