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Fede­ral Office of Justi­ce publishes FAQ on data protection

The Fede­ral Office of Justi­ce has published on its Web­site published a FAQ on data pro­tec­tion law (PDF Down­load). The FAQ is struc­tu­red as follows:

  • Decis­i­on of the Fede­ral Coun­cil to bring the nDSG, DSV and VDSZ into force on Sep­tem­ber 1, 2023,
  • Pur­po­se and con­tent of data pro­tec­tion law,
  • signi­fi­cant chan­ges brought about by the nDSG (more details in the PDF), and
  • inter­na­tio­nal deve­lo­p­ments in data protection.

Due to its very high alti­tu­de, the FAQ is sui­ta­ble for an initi­al clas­si­fi­ca­ti­on of the new data pro­tec­tion law. It does not con­tain any in-depth expl­ana­ti­ons. For exam­p­le, anyo­ne wis­hing to gain an initi­al over­view of the pos­si­ble con­se­quen­ces of vio­la­ti­ons of data pro­tec­tion law is essen­ti­al­ly infor­med about the cri­mi­nal pro­vi­si­ons (cf. Sec­tion 3.2.3 and Sec­tion 3.2.2 FAQ). The pos­si­bi­li­ty for data sub­jects to take civil action against vio­la­ti­ons of their pri­va­cy (cf. Art. 32 nDSG) remains unmentioned.

We pro­vi­de more com­pre­hen­si­ve ans­wers to the most important que­sti­ons about data pro­tec­tion law in our FAQ on data right. The­re you will find prac­ti­cal and con­cise ans­wers on topics such as

  • Anony­mizati­on and pseudonymization,
  • intra-group data traffic,
  • Gover­nan­ce, and
  • Infor­ma­ti­on.

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