Progress

Current status
in grace period
01 Sep 2023 in force
31 Aug 2022 in grace period
03 Mar 2022 adopted
25 Sep 2020 adopted
15 Sep 2017 under deliberation

Scope

Implementers
Switzerland
Policy Area
Data governance
Policy Instrument
Data protection regulation
Regulated Economic Activity
cross-cutting
Government Branch
executive
legislature
Government Body
central government
parliament
Implementation Level
national

Timeline of events

01 Sep 2023
in force

Entry into force of revised Federal Data Protection Act

On 1 September 2023, the revised Federal Data Protection Act is envisioned to enter into force. The Federal Council must still confirm its implementation. Firstly, the revision establishes that data relating to legal entities will no longer be prot…

Source
Event type law
Action type implementation
Government branch executive
Government body central government
31 Aug 2022
in grace period

Announced implementation of revised Federal Data Protection Act

On 31 August 2022, the Federal Council of Switzerland issued a notice announcing the revised Federal Data Protection Act (DPA) will be implemented on 1 September 2023. Firstly, the revision establishes that data relating to legal entities will no lo…

Source
Event type law
Action type in force with grace period
Government branch executive
Government body central government
03 Mar 2022
adopted

Postponed entry into force of revised Federal Data Protection Act

The Federal Department of Justice has issued a note regarding the entry into force of the revised Federal Data Protection Act, stating that it will enter into force on 1 September 2023. The Federal Council must still confirm the implementation, whic…

Source
Event type law
Action type postponement
Government branch executive
Government body central government
25 Sep 2020
adopted

Adopted revised Federal Data Protection Act

The Act to revise the Federal Data Protection Act (DPA) is adopted by the Swiss Parliament. The entry into force will be decided by the Federal Council. Firstly, the revision establishes that data relating to legal entities will no longer be protect…

Source
Event type law
Action type adoption
Government branch legislature
Government body parliament
15 Sep 2017
under deliberation

Introduced revised Federal Data Protection Act

The Act to revise the Federal Data Protection Act (DPA) is introduced in the Swiss Parliament. Firstly, the revision establishes that data relating to legal entities will no longer be protected by the DPA. Data controllers are requested to disclose …

Source
Event type law
Action type introduction
Government branch legislature
Government body parliament