Transborder data flows

The Swiss data protection law guarantees the protection of the private sphere for data processing carried out by persons in Switzerland. However, when data is transmitted abroad, an adequate level of its protection has to be provided for thereabouts.

The current measures for the transfer of data abroad are currently being revised.

The current regulations are as follows:

Certain data transmissions abroad must be announced to the FDPIC. Under certain circumstances, transmission is only allowed after concluding a special agreement. In some countries, transmission is problem-free to a great extent. The following list shows the levels of data protection worldwide:

Standard contractual clauses of the European Union

Further information

If you are a responsible for a database yourself, please find more information on the topic in the respective chapters in the following publications (in German, French or Italian):

https://www.edoeb.admin.ch/content/edoeb/en/home/data-protection/handel-und-wirtschaft/transborder-data-flows.html