Micro­soft v. USA: Case writ­ten off 

The Supre­me Court of the United Sta­tes has writ­ten off the case USA vs. Micro­soft on the sur­ren­der of data stored abroad. The US Con­gress enac­ted the CLOUD Act at the end of March: U.S. Con­gress enacts law to cla­ri­fy scope of war­rants for over­se­as data

U.S. Con­gress enacts legis­la­ti­on to cla­ri­fy scope of over­se­as data warrants 

On March 23, 2018, Donald Trump signed the Cla­ri­fy­ing Law­ful Over­se­as Use of Data Act (CLOUD Act). The Cloud Act cla­ri­fies what was unclear under the Stored Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons Act (SCA): elec­tro­nic com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons ser­vice pro­vi­ders and remo­te com­pu­ting ser­vice pro­vi­ders are expli­ci­tly requi­red to comply,

Federal Court: Face­book Switz­er­land does not have to hand over user data 

The public prosecutor’s office in Vaud had attemp­ted to obtain the iden­ti­ty, access data and IP address of the owner of a Face­book pro­fi­le ope­ned in Switz­er­land by means of a sur­ren­der order addres­sed to the mana­ging direc­tors of Face­book Switz­er­land Sàrl. The back­ground to this was the sus­pi­ci­on that

FDPIC – Release of nur­sing reports to health insurers 

We con­clu­de that befo­re issuing such reports, the health­ca­re pro­vi­der must inform the insu­red that a requ­est to that effect has been recei­ved from the fund. He must then inform the insu­red of the pos­si­bi­li­ty of reque­sting the­se reports.

KGer BL: Release of names and addres­ses of Cumu­lus cardholders 

Issu­an­ce The respon­si­bi­li­ty for the collec­tion of muni­ci­pal waste and its trans­port to the waste faci­li­ties estab­lished by the can­ton lies with the muni­ci­pa­li­ties, which at the same time have to ensu­re the coverage of the enti­re costs of waste dis­po­sal and in this respect have to collect fees from the pol­lu­ter. The