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The most important cyber incidents in second half of 2019

The Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance (MELANI) has published its latest semi-annual report regarding the most important cyber incidents and cyber risks of the second half of 2019 in Switzerland and abroad. The latest report also contains a section reminding that the safe processing of data on the Internet is a priority for MELANI.

Federal Council moves forward in protection against cyber risks

On 27 May 2020 the Federal Council adopted the Ordinance on Protecting against Cyber Risks (OPCy, available in French and German), which is set to enter into force on 1 July 2020. This move is the next step in a series of measures taken by the Federal Council to adopt a new organisational structure and implement a national strategy to protect Switzerland against cyber risks (NCS, available in German, French, Italian and English).

Doing Business in Switzerland – A Practical Guide

Even though Switzerland is a comparatively small country it offers many advantages which make it attractive for foreign companies to do business in or from Switzerland as a hub to its European operations. First of all, its political stability and the strong currency make Switzerland a reliable and attractive destination for foreign investment. As a […]

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Should my company have a contingency plan? What measures should the plan include? Can I/should I isolate my employees, conduct health checks or questionnaires on their private life? Given the current situation, companies have to set up a contingency plan appropriate to the workplace and in accordance with the guidelines of the Health (“DGS”) and […]

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