15.01.2024 - EU adequacy decision regarding Switzerland

EU adequacy decision regarding Switzerland

15.01.2024 - In its report of 15th January, the European Commission confirmed the adequacy of the Swiss level of data protection. The EU thereby recognises that Switzerland's legislation continues to provide an adequate level of protection for the processing of personal data.

Personal data from a member state of the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA) can continue to be transferred to Switzerland without the need for additional guarantees to ensure an adequate level of data protection.

Switzerland has had an EU adequacy decision since 2000, but this was issued under the precursor directive to the General Data Protection Regulation (Directive 95/46/EC) and remained in force until the new EU decision was issued. The Commission's new adequacy decision confirms that Switzerland's new data protection legislation meets the applicable adequacy requirements of the GDPR. This is of great importance in terms of Switzerland's standing as a business location and in terms of its competitiveness.

Last modification 15.01.2024

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