The FDPIC and the Conference of Swiss Data Protection Commissioners (privatim) have jointly published a guide on the application of data protection law to the digital processing of personal data in connection with elections and votes in Switzerland (https://www.edoeb.admin.ch/edoeb/de/home/datenschutz/dokumentation/leitfaeden/Wahlen.html).
This sets out principles for the processing of personal data as part of the political decision-making process. According to the Swiss Data Protection Act (FDPA), the processing of which is subject to more stringent requirements. Such information is processed by means of automated digital methods and technologies for the purpose of influencing (political) opinion formation in the context of political discourse, but also increasingly for the actual conduct of elections and votes. Against the backdrop of free will formation, particular importance is attached to the principle of transparency, which is intended to encourage political actors to use digital instruments in political discourse in a recognizable and comprehensible manner.