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11 September 2020

New challenges for international data transfers

The Swiss Federal Data Protection Commissioner published a statement on 8 September 2020, which creates new challenges for international data transfers out of Switzerland. The primary focus of the statement is the transfer of personal data to the US. From now on, the Swiss-US Privacy Shield no longer ensures adequate protection of personal data. Beyond that, international transfers of personal based on contractual garantees will require a risk assessment in advance.