The ongoing revision of Swiss data protection laws is coming into the final stages. Parliament plans to adopt the final version this summer. This will make it increasingly clear what the future data protection requirements for Swiss and foreign companies will look like. Similar to the EU-GDPR, the new Swiss data privacy laws have an extraterritorial effect and will thus also affect certain data processing activities executed outside of Switzerland. Consequently, the new revised data protection laws can also affect foreign companies. Even though the overall purpose of the revision was to adapt Swiss law to the revised EU data protection regime (EU-GDPR), some major differences will persist. In particular, Swiss law will provide for a personal criminal responsibility of those individuals responsible for unlawfull processing of data. Therefore, it will become increasingly important to know what differences foreign companies will have to adjust to in the future if their data processing is subject to both Swiss and foreign law (in particular EU law). Against the background of the experience gained in connection with the entry into force of the GDPR in 2018, it is worth considering the forthcoming changes at an early stage. MLL’s data protection team offers a practical introduction to the new regulations and will give an overview of the concrete effects in its upcoming online-workshops later this summer.
We would be pleased to invite you to a series of online workshops to learn first-hand from our experts what innovations you can expect, what differences there are to the regulations of the EU-GDPR that are relevant to you, how to deal with them and what concrete effects these innovations will have on data processing covered by the new Swiss data protection regime.
The following workshops are open to you:
- August 28th, 2020, 1 pm – 3 pm (ZH time) (registration)
- August 31st, 2020, 1 pm – 3 pm (ZH time) (registration)
- September 3rd, 2020, 1 pm – 3 pm (ZH time) (registration)
Please note that the workshops are held online and free of charge. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions to the speakers. The workshops will be divided into three parts: Introduction and presentation of the most important aspects of the revision, demonstration of impacts and need for action by means of typical examples of data processing activities as well as the opportunity to discuss questions forwarded by the participants.
The number of participants for the workshops is unlimited. Please register using one of the links provided above.
We look forward to your active participation!
Further information on the ongoing revision of Swiss data protection laws: