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Practice areas | Analysis of compliance with the provisions of the GDPR and the DPA

Analysis of compliance with the provisions of the GDPR and the DPA

The business activities of a company or an association may involve collection of data which can be in the form of lists of customers or business partners. Such collections can raise sensitive data protection issues.

By accessing, for example, your company's website, an individual or company may provide so-called personal data, i.e. all information relating to the identified or identifiable natural or legal person (by aggregating information). This data includes the surname, first name, postal address, home address or residence, company name, registered office, e-mail, telephone number, age, profession, professional status, or position held within a company, etc.
Personal data is extremely useful for your company and the development of its business. They allow you to optimize your operational and marketing strategies, especially in the context of business relationships. This data allows you to populate and maintain your list of contacts and customers; to identify topics of interest to your business partners, customers or targets and to provide them with relevant information.

In Switzerland, the matter is regulated by the Data Protection Act (DPA). The European legislator has enacted the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But other regulations may also apply.

Watt law helps you to determine which data are subject to which regulations, or even which data require special protection, how long they can be stored, on what medium, depending on availability and under what conditions.
Watt law supports and advises you through the process of assessing the risks associated with data collection and processing. We guide you so that the chosen processing structure remains in compliance with the legislation in force while maintaining an economic interest for your company.

Watt law also supports and advises you throughout the negotiation process and, if necessary, throughout during the judicial and administrative proceedings.