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Swiss Surveillance Law: New Instruments – But Who Is Affected?

Swiss Surveillance Law: New Instruments – But Who Is Affected?

29 November 2023

The first package of revision to Swiss surveillance law will enter into force on 1 January 2024. We assess the changes.

Modernisation of Surveillance Law at Ordinance Level (Part 1)

Modernisation of Surveillance Law at Ordinance Level (Part 1)

18 February 2022

The Swiss Federal Council has published Part 1 of the revision of the surveillance law at ordinance level for consultation. We show what is at stake.

E-mail Service Also Subject to Limited Telecom Surveillance Only

E-mail Service Also Subject to Limited Telecom Surveillance Only

8 November 2021

The Swiss Federal Administrative Court doesn't consider e-mail to be a telecom-munications service. We elaborate the impacts for the monitoring of OTT services.

Surveillance Of Messaging Services: Surveillance Service Put In Its Place by Supreme Court

Surveillance Of Messaging Services: Surveillance Service Put In Its Place by Supreme Court

27 May 2021

The Swiss Federal Supreme Court held that Threema does not provide any telecommunications services. We explain the consequences for OTT service providers.

Concluding Contracts becomes a Home Office Challenge – a Cheat Sheet

Concluding Contracts becomes a Home Office Challenge – a Cheat Sheet

31 March 2020

Contractual formal requirements can make it difficult to amend contracts.

Ambush-Marketing: Associating major events in advertising

Ambush-Marketing: Associating major events in advertising

6 June 2018

With Ambush Marketing, a third party other than the organizer or sponsor, uses the popularity of a major event in its own advertising. This article shows the essential rules for such references.

The GDPR and Switzerland: 10 Myths and Misconceptions

The GDPR and Switzerland: 10 Myths and Misconceptions

29 March 2018

In this blog post, we highlight ten myths concerning the GDPR (namely concerning scope, consent, profiling and outsourcing) that we encounter in our practice.

New Surveillance and Information Obligations for Communication Service Providers

New Surveillance and Information Obligations for Communication Service Providers

8 March 2018

On 1 March 2018, the totally revised Federal Mail and Telecommunications Surveillance Act (MTSA/

Sharing Economy: No Need for New Regulation in Switzerland

Sharing Economy: No Need for New Regulation in Switzerland

22 March 2017

In its report on 'the Digital Economy' of January 2017, The Swiss Federal Council's concludes that Switzerland's legislation provides enough operational flexibility for new business models. Moreover, as the examination has shown, Switzerland is already fit and well equipped for the Digital Economy.