Employment & economy


Employment & economy



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Outsourcing of data processing

You are still responsible for data protection, even if you outsource the processing of personal data.

Cross-border transfer of personal data

The cross-border transfer of personal data is subject to special rules. The following must be considered before data is transferred to other countries.

Privacy statements on the internet

Who needs a privacy statement and what should it contain?

Data processing by the employer

What are the requirements that employers must meet when processing personal data?

Monitoring systems in the workplace

Companies that use employee monitoring systems must ensure that they comply with the legal requirements of both employment law and data protection law

Video surveillance in the workplace

Video surveillance systems can affect the well-being, mental health and productivity of employees, and should therefore only be considered when less invasive measures are genuinely unsuitable.

Telecommunications confidentiality and surveillance of telecommunications

The Federal Constitution guarantees the right to privacy, which includes the right to confidentiality of correspondence, post and telecommunications.

Recording conversations

Anyone who unlawfully records a conversation may be in violation of the Data Protection Act (DPA), not to mention the Criminal Code (SCC).

Access to employees' emails

The question of when employers can have access to employees’ emails raises a number of issues for both employees and employers. It is not always easy to draw a line between the legitimate interests of employers and the privacy of their employees.

Advertising & marketing

Mail, e-mail, telephone: Depending on the type of contact, different rules apply for data protection-compliant advertising.

Credit and collection

Credit reporting agencies, debt collection agencies and other bodies process and share data about your payment history – when this is allowed.

Questions on data protection

Take a look at our FAQ or call our hotline.

The main provisions

Here you can find out more about changes to the Data Protection Act, which came into force on 1 September 2023.

Data protection officer

Notification of data protection officers (DPO) to the FDPIC pursuant to Art. 10 para. 3 FADP for private persons and Art. 10 para. 4 FADP for federal bodies.

Last modification 25.06.2024

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