Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP) in english

Federal Act on Data Protection - 2019

Art. 1 - This Act aims to protect the privacy and the fundamental rights of persons when their data is [...]
Art. 2 - 1 This Act applies to the processing of data pertaining to natural persons and legal [...]
Art. 3 - The following definitions apply:
Art. 4 - 1 Personal data may only be processed lawfully.1
Art. 5 - 1 Anyone who processes personal data must make certain that it is correct. He must [...]
Art. 6 - 1 Personal data may not be disclosed abroad if the privacy of the data subjects [...]
Art. 7 - 1 Personal data must be protected against unauthorised processing through adequate [...]
Art. 7 - 1 Inserted by No I of the FA of 24 March 2006 (AS 2007 4983; BBl [...]
Art. 8 - 1 Any person may request information from the controller of a data file as to [...]
Art. 9 - 1 The controller of a data file may refuse, restrict or defer the provision of [...]
Art. 10 - 1 The controller of a data file that is used exclusively for publication in the [...]
Art. 10 - 1 The processing of personal data may be assigned to third parties by agreement or [...]
Art. 11 - 1 In order to improve data protection and data security, the manufacturers of data [...]
Art. 11 - 1 The Commissioner maintains a register of data files that is accessible online. [...]
Art. 12 - 1 Anyone who processes personal data must not unlawfully breach the privacy of the [...]
Art. 13 - 1 A breach of privacy is unlawful unless it is justified by the consent of the [...]
Art. 14 - 1 The controller of the data file is obliged to inform the data subject of the [...]
Art. 15 - 1 Actions relating to protection of privacy are governed by Articles 28, [...]
Art. 16 - 1 The federal body that processes or arranges for the processing of personal data in [...]
Art. 17 - 1 Federal bodies may process personal data if there is a statutory basis for doing [...]
Art. 17 - 1 The Federal Council may, having consulted the Commissioner and before a formal [...]
Art. 18 - 1 In the case of systematic surveys, in particular by means of questionnaires, the [...]
Art. 18 - 1 Federal bodies are obliged to inform the data subject of the collection of [...]
Art. 18 - 1 Federal bodies may refuse, restrict or defer the provision of information subject [...]
Art. 19 - 1 Federal bodies may disclose personal data if there is legal basis for doing so in [...]
Art. 20 - 1 A data subject that credibly demonstrates a legitimate interest may request the [...]
Art. 21 - 1 In accordance with the Archiving Act of 26 June 19982, federal bodies [...]
Art. 22 - 1 Federal bodies may process personal data for purposes not related to specific [...]
Art. 23 - 1 If a federal body acts under private law, the provisions for the processing of [...]
Art. 24 - 1 Repealed by Art. 31 of the FA of 21 March 1997 on Measures to Safeguard Internal [...]
Art. 25 - 1 Anyone with a legitimate interest may request the federal body concerned [...]
Art. 25 - For as long as proceedings relating to access to official documents within the meaning of the [...]
Art. 26 - 1 The Commissioner is appointed by the Federal Council for a term of office of four [...]
Art. 26 - 1 The Commissioner’s term of office may be extended [...]
Art. 26 - 1 The Commissioner may not carry on another occupation
Art. 27 - 1 The Commissioner1 supervises compliance by federal bodies with this Act [...]
Art. 28 - The Commissioner advises private persons on data protection matters
Art. 29 - 1 The Commissioner shall investigate cases in more detail on his own initiative or [...]
Art. 30 - 1 The Commissioner shall submit a report to the Federal Assembly at regular [...]
Art. 31 - 1 The Commissioner has the following additional tasks in [...]
Art. 32 - 1 Repealed by Annex No I of the FA of 30 Sept. 2011 on Research involving Human [...]
Art. 33 - 1 Legal protection is governed by the general provisions on the administration of [...]
Art. 34 - 1 On complaint, private persons are liable to a fine if [...]
Art. 35 - 1 Anyone who without authorisation wilfully discloses confidential, sensitive [...]
Art. 36 - 1 The Federal Council shall issue the implementing provisions
Art. 37 - 1 Unless there are cantonal data protection regulations that ensure an adequate [...]
Art. 38 - 1 The controllers of data files must register existing data files that must be [...]
Art. 38 - The appointment of the Commissioner and the termination of his employment relationship are subject [...]
Art. 39 - 1 This Act is subject to an optional referendum
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