The Data Protection Officer | DPO, or the “Data Protection Advisor” |DPA, as the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP) refers to this role, is a professional who must have legal, IT, risk management and process analysis skills and competencies.
The primary goal and responsibility of a DPO (or of a DPA in Switzerland) is to observe, assess and organize the personal data processing activities (and, as a consequence, the data protection) within a company, so that the data can be processed in compliance with national and EU legislation.
Furthermore, the Data Protection Officer represents the point of contact of the company with the Supervisory Authority and the data subject.
Privacy Desk Suisse offers a service contract and a team of professionals with proven experience that will carry out all those tasks on behalf of the customer in order to comply with FADP and GDPR.
We also provide our customers with a consulting service for their internal DPO.
The Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP), which is currently undergoing revision in order to be fully aligned with GDPR and international privacy laws, imposes obligations on foreign companies, that have no operating office in Switzerland and process personal data of Swiss citizens when providing them with goods or services, to appoint their own representative with head office in the Swiss Confederation.
The same obligation to appoint a representative in one EU country applies to Swiss companies in the private sector that process personal data relating to data subjects in the European Union and whose data processing activities are linked to the sales of goods or provision of services to these data subjects in Europe (Art. 27 GDPR).
Privacy Desk Suisse offers a service contract to take the role of Representative in the European Union for Swiss companies operating in the EU as well as of Representative in Switzerland for foreign companies operating in the Swiss Confederation.
Today it is of utmost importance to create a real Privacy culture within your organization. Vocational training is also an important element of accountability: it must be therefore understood that, in case of an inspection, training programmes for persons in charge of data processing and persons authorized to process the personal data might be verified.
Privacy Desk Suisse has always been at the forefront in its continuous effort to support its customers in the best possible way and has now organized live training webinars that allow you to attend high-level training courses on line and not in a face-to-face seminar. During our on line training courses taught by our experts you will always have the opportunity to interact with the teachers.