GRC and data protection in Switzerland: structure and main requirements of the LPD

22 Jul 2021 05:00 AM By itSMF Staff

Data protection in Switzerland: the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act (DPA)

As is known, on September 25th, 2020, the Federal Data Protection Act (LPD) of Switzerland was enacted
The LPD - similarly to the GDPR - has a three levels structure: you can find on it chapters, sections and single articles. 
There are many clear correlations between the requirements of the Swiss LPD and the requirements of the European GDPR. These are:
  • The purpose and field of application.
  • The definition of personal data and processing.
  • The figures involved (data subject, data controller and data processor).
  • The applicable principles to the processing.
  • The rights of the data subject.
  • The privacy by design and by default.
  • The obligations of data controllers and processors.
  • The personal data protection.
  • The role of the data protection consultant.
  • The purpose and field of application.
  • The definition of personal data and processing.
  • The figures involved (data subject, data controller and data processor).
  • The applicable principles to the processing.
  • The rights of the data subject.
  • The privacy by design and by default.
  • The obligations of data controllers and processors.
  • The personal data protection.
  • The role of the data protection consultant.
How to manage the compliance with the requirements of the Swiss LPD? What is the right answer? Remember, every company has to pay attention to and comply with this act! 

The adoption of a GRC (Governance, Risk Management and Compliance) approach based on the main ISO standards can be particularly useful, so we will check it on our next blog posts.


We are going to see how it is possible to execute everything in the right way in the next weeks: so please stay tuned! 


Keep in mind also that we are going to take a deeper and closer look at this crucial topic on our next class by itSMF with the partnership of MGS


This class is going to be scheduled on 6th and 7th October. We will keep you in touch shortly with some details and of course the enrollment.

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