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Compliance has pulling power: implementation of changes to the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act

January 2009 - Employment. Legal Developments by Walder Wyss Ltd.

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Data protection is a very hot issue, especially among employees. They expect an attractive employer to treat sensitive data with the utmost care. By contrast, large international groups are often criticised by consumer organisations for their handling of sensitive data. Consequently, an employer may enhance its attractiveness by ‘selling’ its full or even overcompliance with the applicable data protection laws.

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