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Changes to Swiss Data Protection Law

September 2008 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Froriep Renggli.

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After a long wait, the revisions to the Swiss Data Protection Act adopted in spring 2006 came into force on 1 January 2008. The amendments have two main goals: (1) to create more transparency for individuals and companies whose personal data is processed and (2) to introduce more self regulation. This article describes the principal changes to the previous law.


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