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Safe Harbor judgment of the European Court of Justice: opinion of the FDPIC
07.10.2015 - In its judgment issued yesterday, the European Court of Justice declared the Safe Harbor data protection agreement between Europe and the USA to be invalid. The ECJ held that the transmission of personal data to the USA under the Safe Harbor Agreement regime is problematic. The agreement between Switzerland and the USA is also called into question by this decision. As far as Switzerland is concerned, in the event of renegotiation, only an internationally coordinated approach that includes the EU is appropriate.
In the meantime, the FDPIC would stress that when dealing with modern means of communication, the use of certain tools and the disclosure of personal data should always be approached with caution. If data has to be stored externally, it should wherever possible be stored by European providers on servers in Europe. Swiss businesses and authorities that use products and services provided by American companies should enter into additional agreements to secure better protection for the persons concerned and their data.
21.08.2015 - The FDPIC has just released the latest press review.
Report on Activities 2014/2015
29.06.2015 - The Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner presents his new annual report for the period from 1st of April 2014 to 31st March 2015.
Data Protection Day 2015
Berne, 28.1.2015 - What changes can we expect as a result of the increasing use of health apps and wearables? What opportunities and risks do they involve for the general public, science and industry? At today's 9th International Data Protection Day, experts from the worlds of politics, industry and science will discuss these issues with Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner Hanspeter Thür.
Annual report 2013/2014
30.06.2014 - The Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner presents his new annual report for the period from 1st of April 2013 to 31st March 2014.
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27.06.2014 - The FDPIC has released a guideline on Big Data.
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