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Swiss Privacy Regulator Rules U.S.-Swiss Privacy Shield Not Adequate

On the heels of the Court of Justice of the European Union’s decision in Schrems II, Switzerland’s Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) has determined that the U.S.-Swiss Privacy Shield does not meet the “requirements of adequate data protection as defined by the FADP (Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection).”

It issued a policy paper offering advice on transferring data to countries not on its list of nations with adequate safeguards.

Source: Swiss Privacy Regulator Rules U.S.-Swiss Privacy Shield Not Adequate

Swiss Consumer Protection Foundation criticises draft Data Protection Act

The Swiss Consumer Protection Foundation SKS has expressed its objections to the draft amendment to the Data Protection Act (DSG), adopted by the Federal Council. According to SKS, the Federal Council has recognised the fact that the trade in customer data is becoming increasingly lucrative and at the same time more opaque to the population, but the draft amendment misses the opportunity to reduce the power gap between data collectors and consumers.

Source: Swiss Consumer Protection Foundation criticises draft Data Protection Act – Telecompaper

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