A unique opportunity to become a responsible business role model

With the narrow rejection of the Swiss Responsible Business Initiative (RBI), Swiss companies will have the challenge of aligning with stricter, EU-inspired standards in terms of corporate disclosure and sectoral human rights due diligence. In this blog post we explain how you can take the reins and become best in class – and why the current reporting cycle is a good time to start.

The E-ID Act from a data protection perspective

On 7 March, the E-ID Act will be put to the vote in Switzerland. Especially in the area of data protection, opponents and supporters disagree on the extent to which the introduction of the law would cause problems.

Partial entry into force of the Swiss DLT-act

On 1 February 2021, the parts of the Swiss DLT-act that introduce ledger-based securities (i.e. register uncertificated securities) to Swiss law have entered into force. The remaining provisions of the DLT-act will enter into force on 1 August 2021.

Data protection in the context of remote work

Recommendations of Swiss data protection authorities
Today, 28th January, is European Data Protection Day. The day was originally initiated by the Council of Europe (CoE) in 2007. As Switzerland is a member of the CoE too, the day is also celebrated in Switzerland.

Brexit: consequences for the Swiss and UK social security coordination

The UK leaves the EU with a withdrawal agreement which foresees a transitional period during which regulations on the coordination of social security remain applicable with Switzerland.

Aspects of employment law in connection with the introduction of paternity leave

On 27 September 2020, the Swiss electorate voted with a clear majority to introduce two weeks of paternity leave which will enter into force on 1 January 2021. This has resulted in adjustments to the employment law provisions in the Code of Obligations (CO).

A simple promotional gift?

While giving or receiving “simple gifts” is a welcome opportunity to initiate and foster business relationships, bribery is almost globally punishable.

PwC Legal's Regulatory Radar – challenging the regulatory tsunami

Are you struggling to keep up with constant regulatory changes? Would you like to learn about a tool to challenge this regulatory tsunami? If so, please continue reading to discover how PwC’s Regulatory Radar can help you track all regulatory initiatives and remain on the road to success.

New draft of the ePrivacy regulation: one last chance?

The German EU Council Presidency has published a new draft of the ePrivacy regulation which is intended to supplement the European GDPR. The latest version of the draft provides substantial changes on the rules on electronic communications and digital marketing.

Data protection gets a makeover: a worldwide overview

Since the entry into force of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) more than two years ago, the global data protection landscape has been changing. As a result, many international data protection laws have been newly adopted, modified or become effective.

European Data Protection Board issues recommendations on Schrems II

After the landmark ruling "Schrems II", the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published its recommendations on data transfers to third countries in November 2020. These recommendations will be key for Swiss companies.

Time to act: Maintaining data flows to the UK

Brexit brings with it many uncertainties, especially in the area of data protection. Therewith, it is still questionable whether the level of data protection in the UK will be considered equivalent by the EU after the UK's final withdrawal from the European Union. A non-recognition would result in serious consequences for Swiss companies. Therefore, we highlight the main preparatory measures organisations in Switzerland should focus on in order to prepare for 31 December 2020.
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