Data Protection in Switzerland and the EU

This interactive one-week programme is designed to provide an opportunity for participants to develop their understanding of data protection law by looking at contemporary issues and case studies in daily lectures and interactive workshops. Each workshop allows participants to consider and discuss data protection law issues using different perspectives (including critical and subjective approaches) and different themes for example Technology, Management, and Business.

Nadia Stauffacher
Programme Manager Law & Management

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5-day seminar at the University of St.Gallen


  • Introduction to the framework and context in which the Law of Switzerland and the EU has developed their legislative framework and institutions
  • Learn to understand the Data Protection principles and rules, extraterritoriality of the EU Law in Switzerland, values and legal Dilemmas
  • Develop comparative thinking and evaluation of data protection compliance in different areas of industry in Switzerland
  • Get to know the conceptual tools to understand the international transfer of personal data and other global privacy laws



CHF 4,200
Course fees include materials, break refreshments and lunch. Participants must pay the additional costs for other meals, travel and accommodation.

Target Groups

Individuals from the private and public administration sectors who want to acquire practice-related, interdisciplinary expert knowledge, and in particular: DPO candidates, Employees of compliance and legal departments, Privacy practitioners, Auditors, IT managers and specialists, Information security officers and IT auditors or other individuals who work at the interface of law or technology and are responsible for the processing of personal data to ensure compliance with data protection law and rules.



Certificate awarded

Certificate of attendance

ECTS credits


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