Privacy Advisor

Data protection law in Switzerland and the transmission of data to the U.S.

10.01.2012
To paraphrase the Council of Europe, with the increase in exchanges of personal data across national borders, it is necessary to ensure the effective protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, in particular the right to privacy, and to reconcile fundamental values of the respect for privacy and the free flow of information between peoples. Information privacy law, generally known in Europe as data protection law, offers very different protection on the two sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

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