Despite the EU adequacy decision, the exchange of personal data remains a patchwork quilt

Cybersecurity 12:00

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A complex interplay of technical and organisational measures, in which cyber security plays a central role, is required to ensure that the content of data is correct and available in the right place at the right time. In a digitally networked world, individual countries are no longer able to guarantee protection against hacker attacks on their own, which is why cross-border data exchange is so important. 

The introduction of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the amendment of the Swiss Data Protection Act in spring 2019 prompted the EU to reassess Switzerland's level of data protection. The EU Commission required an adequacy decision to authorise the transfer of personal data from EU or EEA countries to Switzerland. This decision has now been reached. 

Nevertheless, not all of the associated problems have been solved. In his article, Daniel Caduff, Principal Security Assurance DACH at AWS and member of the Advisory Board Cybersecurity at SATW, explains the challenges, particularly from a cybersecurity perspective, that exist despite the adequacy decision and still need to be addressed. 

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