A challenging area
Data protection is a challenging area for most companies: in particular when they are processing a large amount of data from Swiss and foreign sources (e.g. clients, service providers, suppliers, contractors, and employees), and transferring data outside Switzerland.
The new technologies and businesses created around personal data processing have increased the need to strengthen the protection of data subjects and sensitive data, and to scrutinise the collection, processing and use of personal data. The adoption of new rules and regulations worldwide, in particular in the EU (with possible effects on Swiss companies) and in Switzerland in the near future, makes data protection an even more challenging field.