The processing of personal data and the protection of such data is a current issue that concerns us all, either because we process other people’s data or because data concerning us are being processed by third parties.
The relevant regulations are tending to become stricter, particularly in view of the entry into force of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Swiss legislation which is currently under revision.
Both public authorities and private companies – in particular in their relation with employees, customers and service providers – must ensure that they comply with data protection rules, including by implementing the necessary technical and organizational measures
Our firm has the necessary skills to assist you in your compliance, to draft or review appropriate social regulations (e.g. confidentiality policy, retention policy, etc.) and any contractual clauses relating to data protection. We assist you, among other things, in determining and setting up the necessary organizational and technical measures. We advise you on questions relating to specific data processing operations.
Our firm is also able to advise and assist you in exercising your rights against third parties.
Assistance in the context of compliance (LPD, GDPR, etc.)
Whether you are at the beginning of a project or during your company’s activities, it is important to question the data processing carried out and their compliance with legal standards.
Our firm provides you with useful and pragmatic support.
Drafting and revision of social regulations (confidentiality policy, conservation policy, etc.)
The drafting of social regulations on data protection requires first of all to clearly identify the processing operations carried out, the types of data processed and to determine whether the legal principles are respected in this context. Our firm assists you in this analysis in order to establish the regulations that will meet the requirements of the regulations that are applicable to you.
Advice specific to a particular data processing operation
Sending a newsletter, creating a customer file, transferring data to a third party, using cookies… These are just a few examples where data protection issues arise. Our firm has the necessary skills to advise you in the context of a particular data processing.
Drafting and revision of contractual clauses relating to data protection
When negotiating a contract, it is important to consider whether a data protection clause is necessary to protect your interests and those of third parties. Such a clause stipulates in particular which data are processed and for what purposes, whether outsourcing is allowed and under what conditions, what happens to the data at the end of the contract, etc. Legal provisions impose minimum requirements in contracts where there is a processing of personal data which must be respected.
Intervention as a DPO (data protection officer)
If you, as a company or authority, decide or are obliged to appoint a DPO, we can act as an external consultant, which has the advantage of guaranteeing independence and avoiding any conflict of interest.
- Advice to companies on data protection in Switzerland and the European Union (GDPR), in particular with a view to bringing them into compliance
- Drafting and review of contractual clauses relating to data protection
- Filing claim to the Federal Data Protection and Transparency Commissioner
4 December 2023
How long do Courts keep judicial decisions ? Me Anne Dorthe answers this question in a contribution published by Swissprivacy.law.
In this contribution, which sets out the retention periods for judicial decisions in certain Swiss cantons (VD, BE, FR, ZH, GE) and at federal level, Me Anne Dorthe highlights major discrepancies in the precision of…
23 October 2023
Anne Dorthe talks about electronic signatures on the Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) program “On en parle”
Several service providers in Switzerland offer electronic signatures for documents and contracts. In this interview, Anne Dorthe explains what an electronic signature is, and what the different gradations of electronic signatures are (simple, advanced and…
12 September 2023
Anne Dorthe talks about the new Digital Services Act (DSA) in the Point J podcast on Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS)
The European Digital Services Regulation, also known as the DSA (Digital Services Act), aims to regulate the activities of digital platforms, in particular those of the “very large platforms” and “major search engines”. During her…
31 August 2023
Anne Dorthe talks about the new Digital Services Regulation on the Swiss Radio Television (RTS) program Forum
The Digital Services Act (DSA) aims to regulate the activities of “very large platforms” and “major search engines”. In this interview, Anne Dorthe answers questions from Coraline Pauchard, Editorial Producer and presenter of Forum (RTS),…
29 March 2023
Intervention of Me Anne Dorthe during the conference “Organizational measures and essential documents to be put in place (governance)”
The ASDPO and the CLUSIS organize, during this first semester of 2023, a cycle of 6 conferences which allow to understand the stakes of the new Data Protection Law (nLPD), which will come into force…
23 February 2023
New Federal Act on data protection from September 1, 2023 : what impact ?
Me Anne Dorthe participated in the “Droit 2023” campaign published on February 22, 2023 in Bilan Magazine. In it, she discusses the changes introduced by the new Federal Act on data protection which will enter…
6 December 2022
Me Anne Dorthe is the guest of the CyberEtik TV show, broadcasted on Léman Bleu TV, to talk about the new Federal Act on Data Protection
CyberEtik is a program dedicated to cybersecurity that analyses of the current state of affairs on the web, but also gives an overview of the actors working to fight against cyber attacks. In this episode,…
15 September 2021
Anne Dorthe on RTS (Radio Télévision Suisse), “On en parle”, September 15, 2021
Me Anne Dorthe was a guest on the program “On en parle”, broadcast on La Première, a channel of Radio Télévision Suisse. She took the opportunity to respond to a listener’s question: “Is it permissible…
2 July 2021
Conference of Me Anne Dorthe on the new Federal Law on Data Protection
Me Anne Dorthe was a speaker at the conference “New data protection rules: what impact for Swiss professionals?” organized by Finix Events (www.finixevents.com) and which took place on July 1, 2021 by videoconference. On this…
25 May 2021
Intervention of Me Anne Dorthe on the RTS (Radio Télévision Suisse), in the program “On en parle” on May 21, 2021
Me Anne Dorthe participated in the program “On en parle”, broadcasted on the Première, a radio channel of the RTS (Radio Télévision Suisse), on May 21, 2021. On this occasion, she spoke about the legal…
24 March 2021
Me Anne Dorthe will give a lecture on the topic “DPA/GDPR: what similarities and differences? What precautions should be taken?” in the context of a training session on the new data protection rules on May 19, 2021 in Geneva
It will address the following topics: Sensitive personal data: how does the Swiss definition of nDPA differ from the European version? Profiling: introduction to this concept Subcontractors: what’s new and how to get organized? Processing…
23 February 2021
Intervention of Me Anne Dorthe in the program “On en parle” on February 23, 2021
Me Anne Dorthe was invited in the program ” On en parle ” on the Première, a radio channel of the RTS (Radio Télévision Suisse), on February 23, 2021. On this occasion, she spoke on…
27 January 2021
Data protection: Speech by Me Anne Dorthe at a CLUSIS event on February 2, 2021
Me Anne Dorthe will speak on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at the 5 à 7 organized by the CLUSIS (Swiss association for information security) on the topic of “DPA REVISION: WHAT CHALLENGES FOR COMPANIES?”, to…
28 December 2020
Intervention of Me Anne Dorthe in the article n° 12 of the Tamedia Papers by the media Heidi.news
In this article written by the journalist Marc Guéniat and published on December 22, 2020, Me Anne Dorthe expresses herself on the compatibility of the Allianz Login with data protection. The purpose of this union…
15 September 2020
Speech by Me Anne Dorthe on the “On en parle” program on La Première (RTS), September 15, 2020, about the transfer of personal data to the USA
Me Anne Dorthe was a guest on the “On en parle” program on La Première, a radio channel of the RTS (Radio Télévision Suisse). On this occasion, she spoke about the position of the FDPIC…
29 November 2019
Appointment of Me Anne Dorthe to the ASPDO Committee
At the general meeting held on November 27, 2019, Me Anne Dorthe was appointed a member of the Committee of ASPDO, the Swiss Association of Data Protection Officers. In this role, she will work alongside…
25 November 2019
Conference held by Anne Dorthe, Attorney at Law, during the seminar “Update of the clients’ data: how to proceed while coordinating the Anti-Money Laundering Act (LBA), Data Protection Act (LPD) and the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)”
During this seminar held at the Kempiski Hotel in Geneva on November 25, 2019, Anne Dorthe, Attorney at Law, gives a lecture on the following subject-matter: “How do the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),…
News, Publications - 25 August 2019
“Law firms: complying with the Data Protection Act (LPD) and the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)” by Anne Dorthe, Attorney at Law (published in the “Plaidoyer” journal, n° 04/2019)
The coming into force of the GDPR on May 25th 2018 led to the reinforcement of the legal landscape in Personal Data Protection. In this article, Anne Dorthe, attorney and partner at Reymond & Partners,…