SWISS FADP: What life science companies should know
What life science companies should know
13 February 2023
The revised Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection (“FADP”), was approved in 2020 by the Swiss Parliament and its related Ordinance; it will enter into force on the 1st of September 2023. As no grace period is foreseen, this is the time for companies to seriously think about being compliant.
The first goal of this revision was to bring the FADP in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”) to maintain the adequacy decision in favor of Switzerland. However, while the FADP is very similar to the GDPR, it is still far from being identical in number of aspects…
WHERE SHOULD WE GET STARTED?
So far, we recommend to take risk-based approach by focusing on duties which are sanctionable under the FADP and somewhat easy to audit (e.g., website notices).
This year’s plan should focus on the following actions:
Do you have further questions about your compliance with the FADP? Our Swiss Team will be happy to answer to any questions as well as providing you further support on this.