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Changes to the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act (“SDPA”)

January 2009 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Walder Wyss Ltd.

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Various amendments to the SDPA were adopted last year. The amendments create additional disclosure, registration and organizational obligations for employers, but they also simplify cross-border data transfers for international groups. In general, the new obligations are familiar to those companies operating in the EU because they are derived from the EU directive on data protection.


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