Under Data protection and Principle of freedom of information you will find a wide range of information and some useful links (please refer also to the versions in German, French and Italian). If you do not find the answer you are looking for, you can contact us by e-mail or call our advice service from Monday to Friday from 10am to 12pm on Tel. +41 (0)58 462 43 95.

Please note

  • We can only respond to queries on matters relating to data protection and the principle of freedom of information. We are unable to answer questions that relate to other areas.

  • The FDPIC is only responsible for data processing that is carried out by federal authorities and private persons or companies. Data processing by communal or cantonal authorities falls within the remit of the communal and cantonal data protection officers (See link to the right side of this page).

  • For the federal administration: The FDPIC only answers queries which are posed directly by a department advisor. More information can be found on our intranet page (in German, French and Italian).

If you have any suggestions or remarks concerning our website, please send an e-mail to the following address:

Please do not send any queries regarding data protection or the principle of freedom of information to this address; they will not be processed.

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