New data protection law from September 2023

Have you already thought about the new data protection law?

From September, new rules to better protect personal data will come into force. To this end, the Data Protection Ordinance (DPO) has been amended in several respects. This article explains the impact of these changes and what you should be aware of from September 2023.

What is new?

The new data protection law brings into force stricter and additional rules on the handling and storage of data and on the penalties for breaches. For example, in the event of an incident, it is no longer the complainant who must prove that there has been a breach, but the defendant who has to prove that there has been no error on their part. In addition, fines for personal injury have been increased from a maximum of CHF 10,000 to a maximum of CHF 250,000. If EU citizens are also involved in these offences, fines of up to CHF 10 million can also be imposed in Switzerland.

Combined with the fact that the penalties for infringements are independent of the size of the company, these innovations represent a new and vital basis for Swiss SMEs.

The JMC will be pleased to support you!

As an IT specialist, we support our clients in complying with the data protection law and ensure the highest level of security.Our data centres in Rotkreuz, Zurich an Rümlang comply with the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority's (FINMA) outsourcing regulations and are continuously monitored by our highly trained cyber security specialists. In addition, we work with our clients to develop a TOM (Technical and Organisational Measures) to ensure compliance with the new regulations.

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