November 2022

On 31 August 2022, the Swiss Federal Council decided that the revised Data Protection Act ("revDPA") shall enter into force on 1 September 2023 and adopted the corresponding revised implementing Ordinance ("revDPO"), thereby concluding a revision process that started in September 2017. The revision responds to technological advancements, aligns Swiss data protection law with today’s international data protection standards, including the GDPR, and shall allow Switzerland to uphold its status as a country adequately protecting personal data from an EU perspective.