Swiss Privacy Laws in 2021: The Best in the World?

Swiss Privacy Laws in 2021: The Best in the World?

These include Article 13 of the Swiss Constitution and a Swiss law called the DPA, as well as European legislation, such as the GDPR.While we’re reluctant to make such sweeping statements, Swiss companies in general are more secure than their U.S.-based counterparts, thanks to Switzerland’s strict laws governing the processing of personal data.

Second Swiss firm allegedly sold encrypted spying devices

Second Swiss firm allegedly sold encrypted spying devices

Omnisec was one of the largest competitors of Crypto AG.Swiss cryptologist and professor Ueli Maurer was a consultant for Omnisec for years and told SRF that in 1989 US intelligence services (National Security Agency) contacted Omnisec through him.

Report Claims CIA Controlled Second Swiss Encryption Firm

Report Claims CIA Controlled Second Swiss Encryption Firm

Omnisec meanwhile also sold its faulty OC-500 series devices to several federal agencies in Switzerland, including its own intelligence agencies, as well as to Switzerland’s largest bank, UBS, and other private companies in the country, the SRF investigation showed.

Swiss pull out of European contact tracing App project

Swiss pull out of European contact tracing App project

(Keystone) Two Swiss technology institutes have distanced themselves from a European anti-coronavirus tracing App project, saying it is not respectful enough of personal privacy.The Federal Technology Institute Lausanne (EPFL) and ETH Zurich have been participating in the “Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing” project (PEPP-PT), which involves 130 organizations from eight countries.

Switzerland grants 18 more countries access to bank details

Switzerland grants 18 more countries access to bank details

In return, Switzerland will receive information on banking details of accounts held by Swiss citizens/residents in these partner countries.In return, it received information on banking details of around 2.4 million accounts held by Swiss citizens/residents in 75 partner countries.

ProtonMail filters this into its junk folder: New claim it goes out of its way to help cops spy

ProtonMail filters this into its junk folder: New claim it goes out of its way to help cops spy

"All Swiss service providers are obligated by law to assist law enforcement in criminal cases, and the law requires us to enable IP logging in criminal cases," the company said via Twitter.

Swiss Post puts e-voting on hold after researchers uncover critical security errors

Swiss Post puts e-voting on hold after researchers uncover critical security errors

The researchers did not participate in the public intrusion test, but it was clear that their findings could not be ignored.“Although the electronic ballot box could not be hacked, feedback on the published source code reveals critical errors,” Swiss Post said in a statement last week.

The £300 ‘dumb phone’ with ZERO apps could fix your smartphone addiction

The £300 ‘dumb phone’ with ZERO apps could fix your smartphone addiction

AS SMARTPHONE brands try and outdo each other with the craziest new designs and cutting edge technology, to keep us glued to our phones, a Swiss company called Punkt is taking a decidedly different tack.

European privacy search engines aim to challenge Google

European privacy search engines aim to challenge Google

Sites like Britain's Mojeek , France's Qwant , Unbubble in Germany and Swisscows don't track user data, filter results or show "behavioral" ads. Pat Walshe, a U.K.-based privacy consultant, has been using Startpage and Qwant for years and says has never felt their services were inferior to Google's.

European privacy search0020engines aim to challenge Google

European privacy search0020engines aim to challenge Google

The backlash over Big Tech’s collection of personal data offers fresh hope to a number of little-known search engines that promise to protect user privacy, such as Britain's Mojeek, France's Qwant, Unbubble in Germany and Swisscows, which say they don't track user data, filter results or show “behavioral” ads.

Why it is hard (if not impossible) to run a privacy-focused company in the US

Why it is hard (if not impossible) to run a privacy-focused company in the US

As Swiss companies, ProtonMail and ProtonVPN are not subject to FISA courts and they cannot compel us to cooperate with the FBI or NSA.