Pri­va­cy Self Assess­ment Tool (

Pre­pa­ring for the new data pro­tec­tion law – the revi­sed DPA, but abo­ve all the Euro­pean Gene­ral Data Pro­tec­tion Regu­la­ti­on – is curr­ent­ly occu­py­ing a lar­ge num­ber of com­pa­nies. To faci­li­ta­te the imple­men­ta­ti­on work, David Rosen­thal from the law firm Hom­bur­ger AG has deve­lo­ped a self-assess­ment tool. The tool is edi­ted by him tog­e­ther with David Vasel­la and is available for free use (accor­ding to the licen­se con­di­ti­ons) at available.

From the announce­ment at

After an in-depth field test, the first set of forms of the Data Pri­va­cy Self-Assess­ment Tool (DSAT) was published today. It can be down­loa­ded via down­loads and is free of char­ge. DSAT helps com­pa­nies in Switz­er­land to prepa­re for the GDPR and the revi­sed DSG (basis: draft of the Fede­ral Coun­cil). Unli­ke the other que­sti­on­n­aires and tools, it not only rai­ses the rele­vant points for asses­sing lega­li­ty, but imme­dia­te­ly pro­vi­des the pos­si­ble ans­wers, shows the pos­si­ble mea­su­res and goes much deeper. Fur­ther forms on other aspects will fol­low continuously.

DSAT was deve­lo­ped by David Rosen­thal of the law firm Hom­bur­ger, and is edi­ted by him tog­e­ther with David Vasel­la of the law firm Wal­der Wyss. It is aimed at data pro­tec­tion experts who can use DSAT in their work, as well as inte­re­sted others who want to check what action they need to take, if pos­si­ble wit­hout exter­nal con­sul­tants. For this pur­po­se, Form C.1 will be par­ti­cu­lar­ly hel­pful, which can be used to deter­mi­ne whe­ther and with which data pro­ce­s­sing ope­ra­ti­ons a com­pa­ny in Switz­er­land is sub­ject to the DSGVO, which will app­ly from May 25, 2018.




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