Jürg Schneider is a partner at Walder Wyss and head of our Lausanne office. His practice areas include Information Technology, Data Protection, and Outsourcing. He regularly advises both Swiss and international firms on comprehensive licensing, development, system integration, and global outsourcing projects. He has deep and extensive experience in the fields of data protection, information security, and e-commerce, with a particular focus on transborder and international contexts. In addition, Jürg Schneider regularly publishes and lectures on ICT topics and is a member of several professional organisations. He is a member of the board of directors of the International Technology Law Association and former co-chair of its data protection committee. Jürg Schneider is listed in Chambers Europe, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal TMT.

Jürg Schneider was educated at the University of Neuchâtel (lic. iur. 1992, Dr. iur. 1999). He has previously worked as a research assistant at the University of Neuchâtel, as a trainee at the legal department of the Canton of Neuchâtel, and in a Neuchâtel law firm.

Jürg Schneider speaks German, French, and English. He is registered with the Vaud Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all of Switzerland.

Keeping pace with 5G: updates to Swiss Telecommunications Surveillance Ordinances

Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity 2023 - Chapter Switzerland

International Comparative Legal Guide - Digital Business 2023

Federal Council aims to regulate large communication platforms

Cybersecurity 2023: Chapter Switzerland

Federal Council publishes draft bill on electronic communication platform for legal proceedings

Federal Council publishes new Digital Switzerland strategy

Federal Council submits dispatch and draft law on mandatory reporting of cyberattacks on critical infrastructures

Measures to improve security of telecoms networks effective as of 1 January 2023

Technology & Outsourcing 2022: Chapter Switzerland

The Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Law Review - Chapter 26: Switzerland

Public Clouds Confederation project: contractual stage concluded

New Swiss Data Protection Ordinance: key aspects

Information Security Act: Parliament approves draft

FDPIC questions risk-based approach for transborder data transfers

Digital Business 2022 - Chapter Switzerland

National Cyber Security Centre: key updates

Data Protection & Privacy 2022

AI, Machine Learning & Big Data 2022

Cybersecurity 2022 - Chapter Switzerland

Federal Council opens consultation on introduction of critical infrastructure cyberattack reporting obligation

SWITZERLAND: An Introduction to TMT 2022


The Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Law Review - Chapter 24: Switzerland

Update on Film Act revision: investment obligation and quotas for European films

Outsourcing 2021 - Chapter Switzerland

Switzerland's 2018-2022 national strategy for the protection against cyber risks: implementation is on track

FDPIC recognises new EU SCCs subject to certain modifications and amendments

Privacy & Cybersecurity 2021 - Chapter Switzerland

Data Protection Ordinance pre-draft specifies private entity obligations under revised data protection law

Cyber Incident Response and Data Breach Notification (Switzerland)

Information Security Considerations (Switzerland)

Entry into force of second part of DLT Act and its associated ordinance on 1 August 2021

Digital Business 2021 - Chapter Switzerland

Providers of OTT services qualify as DCPSs

Parliament adopts Information Security Act

Plan to provide better protection: data protection and how to put it into practice

Cybersecurity Switzerland

External and internal documentation for businesses on data protection

Digital transformation: new cloud strategy and Swiss Cloud initiative

Proposed Film Act revision: investment obligation for online film providers and quotas for European films

Revised DPA and GDPR: implementation of data protection compliance

Federal Council in favour of requiring critical infrastructures to report cyberattacks

Revised telecoms legislation enters into force

New requirements for film and video game platforms under proposed youth protection legislation

La révision de la Loi fédérale sur la protection des données – Recommandations de mise en œuvre

Das revidierte Datenschutzgesetz – Empfehlungen zur Umsetzung

The revised Data Protection Act – recommendations for implementation

Outsourcing 2020 - Chapter Switzerland

Implementation of 2018-2022 national strategy for the protection of Switzerland against cyber risks – quarterly report

Chapter 26: Switzerland

New Swiss DLT regulation as of 2021

Revised Data Protection Act approved

Workshop on Intellectual Property

Le PFPDT juge que le bouclier de protection Suisse/États-Unis n’offre pas un niveau adéquat de protection des données.

FDPIC finds that Swiss-US Privacy Shield does not offer adequate level of data protection

Swiss-US Privacy Shield bietet nach Auffassung des EDÖB kein angemessenes Datenschutzniveau

Telecoms surveillance legislation: Federal Administrative Court rules instant messaging app not a telecoms service

FDPIC finds that Swiss-US Privacy Shield does not offer adequate level of data protection

Importance of IT security measures in banking relationships: clients may bear risk of being hacked

ECJ declares EU-US Privacy Shield Framework invalid – impact on Switzerland

M&A – Steps in the Mergers & Acquisitions Process

Federal Council moves forward in protection against cyber risks

Digital Business 2020 - Chapter Switzerland

Latest MELANI report – most important cyber incidents in second half of 2019

COVID-19: Federal Council implements new measures to facilitate the delivery and use of electronic signatures

Cyber Incident Response and Data Breach Notification (Switzerland)

Information Security Considerations (Switzerland)

IT outsourcing by banks and insurers facilitated by revised regulations

Cybersecurity: Chapter Switzerland

Federal Council considers introduction of cyber incident reporting duty

Federal Council adopts dispatch to improve legal framework for blockchain and DLT

Outsourcing: Chapter Switzerland

The Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Law Review - Chapter 23: Switzerland

Federal Council offers financial assistance to online media

Digitalization, the new legal challenges

"Widespread use of the cloud creates new requirements for customers and service providers"

Review of private WhatsApp messages on work mobile phone deemed unlawful

Implementation plan adopted for national cybersecurity strategy

Protection of minors in respect of films and video games: consultation process commenced

Data Protection & Cybersecurity - Switzerland

Illegal streaming: internet access providers not liable for third-party platforms

Federal Council to create new cybersecurity competence centre

Highlights of pre-draft Electronic Media Act

Cybersecurity - Switzerland 2019

New strategy for providing free access to government data

Preventive Contract Design (Design of Change Management, Governance and Conflict Escalation in IT Projects)

GDPR compliance: legal challenges

Federal Council publishes new Digital Switzerland strategy

The Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Law Review - Chapter 23: Switzerland

Government recommendations for IT resilience and cybersecurity

Swiss telecoms regulator launches 5G radio frequency awards process

Data Security and Cybercrime in Switzerland

Cybersecurity - Switzerland 2018

New Outsourcing Rules for Banks, Securities Dealers and Insurers

The Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Law Review - Chapter 25: Switzerland

Revised postal and telecoms surveillance legislation

Draft e-ID Act to be prepared by Summer 2018

English translation of the draft of the revised Swiss Federal Data Protection Act

Federal Council publishes draft of revised Federal Data Protection Act

Requirements and implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation and the revised Federal Act on Data Protection

Collection, storage and transfer of data in Switzerland

Data security and breach notification in Switzerland

Data Security and Cybercrime in Switzerland

BYOD: Bring Your Own Device, Switzerland

Security as a Service – ICT Security Outsourcings: requirements and solutions from a legal perspective

Workplace Privacy Requirements: SWITZERLAND

Bloomberg Law: Privacy & Data Security, Country Profile: Switzerland

Sensitive Data and Cloud Sourcing – Legal Requirements

Data Security and Cybercrime in Switzerland

Privacy Shield: Transatlantic Data Protection after Schrems vs. Facebook

Cybersecurity – Switzerland 2016

Datenschutz und Cybersicherheit – Kapitel 25: Schweiz

The Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Law Review – Chapter 24: Switzerland

Data Transfers from Switzerland to the US post-Safe Harbor – Overview and guidelines from a Swiss perspective

Commentary on Art. 10–15 Freedom of Information Act (FoIA)

Google Street View in Switzerland – Notes to the Decision of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court of 31 May 2012

Presentation on the use of IT in law firms

Revision of Unfair Competition Act

Legal requirements for information security - liability prevention in practice

Legal requirements for access and time logging: What is allowed?

Annotation to the Decision of 30 March 2011, A-7040/2009 in re Swiss Data Protection and Information Commissioner vs. Google

E-Discovery and Data Privacy – Chapter on Switzerland

Monitoring of employees and data protection: Leeway under ordinary conditions and how to handle suspicion of data theft

Case note on Swiss Supreme Court judgment of 12 January 2010 re transfrontier TV, advertising windows and copyright

Obligation under data protection law to register personnel files?

Processing of personal data for marketing purposes – «the dos and don"ts»

Transfer of personal data to the USA

Information Security in IT and personal liability of the members of the board of directors

Can managers be held liable for shortcomings in information security?

Internet Service Provider in the triangle of conflicting priorities between secrecy of telecommunications and surveillance of e-mail traffic over the Internet

Legal framework of information security

The Initial Capital Stock of the Limited Liability Company

Gutachten - Zulässigkeit der Bekanntgabe von Bankkundendaten durch schweizerische Banken an Beauftragte im Ausland unter Art. 47 BankG

Legal Opinion - Permissibility of disclosure by Swiss banks of bank client information to agents in foreign countries un-der article 47 of the Banking Act (BA)