Documentation and English Translation

Please find below the relevant official documentation published by the Federal Department of Justice and Police, in particular:

  • Draft DPA (DE/FR/IT)
  • Explanatory report to draft DPA (DE/FR/IT)
  • Preliminary draft DPA (DE/FR/IT)
  • Explanatory notes regarding the preliminary draft’s amendments (DE/FR/IT)
  • Preliminary draft amendments of the further legislation (DE/FR/IT)
  • Draft Council of Europe Treaty 108 (DE/FR/IT)
  • Concordance table (DE/FR/IT)
  • Directive 2016/680 (EN/DE/FR/IT)
  • Exchange of notes regarding the adaption of Directive 2016/680 (DE/FR/IT)
  • Impact assessment regarding the data protection revision (DE)

For convenience and future reference, please find below the following additional documents prepared by Walder Wyss:

  • Unofficial English translation of the draft DPA. Can be found here.
  • Unofficial English translation of the preliminary draft DPA. Can be found here.
  • Commented chart comparing the provisions of the draft DPA to those of the current DPA and those of the preliminary draft. The chart can be found here (in German).
  • A list of points where we think the draft DPA - which is an advancement over the preliminary draft - should be further improved can be found here (in German) and here (in English).

Our translations are unofficial and are to be used for information purposes only.