Press Releases 2008

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Bilateral data protection framework rules signed between Switzerland and the USA

Bern, 09.12.2008 - As part of the Swiss-US Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum, an exchange of letters was signed today by the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner on the creation of a ‘US-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework'. The framework will simplify the transfer of personal data by Swiss firms to American companies certified by the US Department of Commerce. In addition to administrative simplifications for businesses, the bilateral data protection framework will also strengthen the data protection rights of those concerned with respect to the certified companies.

15th Report on Activities

Bern, 30.06.2008 - The introduction of biometric data in identity cards, data protection within the framework of Switzerland's Schengen evaluation, the use of monitoring devices at Swiss borders, problems connected with the use of CCTV surveillance systems and proposed solutions, measures to combat hooliganism, the international fight against doping, the processing of personal data by health insurance funds - these are just some of the issues which have occupied the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) during the past year.