Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC)

In its 2020 session, the Swiss Parliament passed the revised Federal Data Protection Act (FADP), which should come into force in the second half of 2022. The Swiss supervisory authority, the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC), has published a document outlining the important amendments, which is available here.

The revised FADP (revFADP) covers data protection of natural persons only and includes new definitions for genetic and biometric data, much like the GDPR. The revFADP also incorporates the principles of privacy by design (data protection through technology design) and by default. The FDPIC emphasises that such mechanisms should be “through the use of customer-friendly” programmes that aid data protection.
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