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Guide to the Swiss-US Privacy Shield

24.08.17 - The FDPIC has elaborated a practical brochure to the Swiss-US Privacy Shield. It provides information on the company's obligations and the rights of persons whose data is processed as well as how they can complain.

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Swiss-US Privacy Shield Guide
Last modification: 22.08.2017 | Size: 172 kb | Type: PDF


Privacy Shield – a brief overview

22.08.17 - Der EDÖB hat eine praktische Broschüre zum Swiss-US Privacy Shield erstellt. Sie informiert einfach und verständlich über die Verpflichtungen der zertifizierten Unternehmen, Rechte betroffener Personen und wie diese im Beschwerdefall vorgehen können.

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Swiss-US Privacy Shield Guide
Last modification: 22.08.2017 | Size: 172 kb | Type: PDF


02.05.17 - Since 12 April 2017, US companies have been able to self-certify for the Swiss-US Privacy Shield. To do so, they must register on the Department of Commerce (DOC) website www.privacyshield.gov/PrivacyShield/ApplyNow and meet the certification requirements.

If a particular US company is not registered, other measures must be taken to transfer personal data in accordance with data protection rules. These may include contractual guarantees or Binding Corporate Rules (cf. Art. 6 para. 2 of the Federal Data Protection Act, FDAP).

Swiss companies should follow our advice.


Swiss-US Privacy Shield: new framework for the transfer of data to the USA

11.01.17 - At its meeting today, the Federal Council took note that a new framework, Privacy Shield, has been established for the transfer of personal data from Switzerland to the USA. Privacy Shield replaces the Safe Harbor Agreement between Switzerland and the USA, which the FDPIC had declared inadequate and which the Federal Council has now formally terminated. The FDPIC welcomes the introduction of the new framework.


Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield FAQs


Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework

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Letter Federal Councillor J. N. Schneider-Ammann 12.01.2017
Last modification: 24.01.2017 | Size: 194 kb | Type: PDF

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Letter DOC Main
Last modification: 12.01.2017 | Size: 132 kb | Type: PDF

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Letter ITA Principles
Last modification: 12.01.2017 | Size: 6120 kb | Type: PDF

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ANNEX Principles and Arbitration
Last modification: 12.01.2017 | Size: 231 kb | Type: PDF

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Letter FTC Enforcement
Last modification: 12.01.2017 | Size: 153 kb | Type: PDF

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Letter DOT Enforcement
Last modification: 12.01.2017 | Size: 541 kb | Type: PDF

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Letter State Dep Ombudsperson Mechanism
Last modification: 12.01.2017 | Size: 477 kb | Type: PDF

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ANNEX Ombudsperson Mechanism
Last modification: 12.01.2017 | Size: 104 kb | Type: PDF

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Letter 1 ODNI Safeguards and Limitations
Last modification: 12.01.2017 | Size: 4422 kb | Type: PDF

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Letter 2 ODNI Safeguards and Limitations
Last modification: 12.01.2017 | Size: 2957 kb | Type: PDF

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Letter DoJ Safeguards and Limitations
Last modification: 12.01.2017 | Size: 308 kb | Type: PDF


US-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework

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U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework
Last modification: 17.02.2009 | Size: 2370 kb | Type: PDF


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