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National Council starts examination of draft Data Protection Act

24. September 2019 – The National Council has begun examining the draft Data Protection Act (draft DPA). In spite of a minority’s motion to refer the draft back to the Federal Council and respectively, to the National Council’s Political Institutions Committee (PIC-NC), the National Council decided on 24 September 2019 to start with its examination and debate of the draft DPA and its proposed amendments. For further details on the main differences between the Federal Council’s draft DPA and the PIC-NC’s proposed amendments, see our news on the subject.

The minutes of Tuesday’s 24 September 2019 and Wednesday’s 25 September 2019 debates of the National Council are available on the Parliament's website.