The purpose of data protection law is to guarantee informational self-determination and legally protected secrets – specifically, the secrecy of telecommunications – and to create a balance between data protection of the individual and the legitimate interests of the general public and state and private data processors. Currently, personal data has an important economic value. Accordingly, the sensitivity for protection of personal data is increasing. Therefore, companies are facing new challenges in complying with data protection regulations.
Data protection law in the broadest sense includes all laws, agreements, orders and court decisions that serve to protect the private sphere, that define the right to informational self-determination or that regulate the handling of secrets and personal data.
We advise clients on all aspects of Swiss data protection regulations and support companies in complying with the EU Data Protection Directive and the revision of the Data Protection Act, as well as in processing employee data and monitoring employees.