Swiss-US “Privacy Shield” Agreement

At its meeting on 11.01.2017, the Swiss government accepted a new framework for transferring personal data from Switzerland to companies based in the USA. This “Privacy Shield” framework replaces the previous “Safe Harbor” arrangement and it is claimed to improve the protection of personal data. While certification under the EU-US “Privacy Shield” framework are not valid for Switzerland, the two frameworks are similar and intended to guarantee the same general conditions for persons and businesses in Switzerland and the EU area in relation to trans-Atlantic data flows.

Country: Global

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: data flow, Privacy Shield, Switzerland, data protection, agreement

Posted on Wednesday 11 January 2017

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