New Swiss data protection law: an overview of the most important revisions of the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection

At the end of September 2020, after a legislative process of almost four years, both chambers of the Swiss Parliament approved the revised Federal Act on Data Protection (revised FADP). The revised FADP includes numerous adaptations to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), but retains its own basic concept and also deviates from the GDPR in various aspects. Examples of important…


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The EDPB is limiting the application of certain lawful bases for data processing around online services – what you need to know

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has published guidelines on the use of processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a contract as a legal basis under Art. 6.1 lit. b General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The guidelines are now in the public consultation phase.

The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and the GDPR require that data has to be process…


Simple in Theory, Complex in Practice: The dual role as controller and processor under the General Data Protection Regulation

Outsourcing of certain business processes is standard for most companies these days, even for small and mid-size companies. Through outsourcing, business processes within a group of companies can be handled efficiently or access to an advanced IT infrastructure can be made possible. Outsourcing usually involves transferring personal data, such as employee data, customer data or supplier data. The…


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