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New Rules Applicable to the Collection and Transfer Abroad of Personal Data

October 2006

The Swiss Federal Data Protection Act of 1992 (DPA) is currently being amended and it is anticipated that the new legislation, dated 24 March 2006, will become effective in the spring of 2007. The amended rules will modify the obligations of persons and companies that collect and process personal data, in particular with respect to the information that must be provided to the data subjects, and to the transfer abroad of personal data, including within a group of companies.

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