Simon Henseler is an associate in the Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Competition Team. He primarily advises and represents Swiss and international companies concerning all aspects of data protection, information, and technology law. His main areas of expertise include cloud and technology projects, data security incidents and general data protection compliance (under European and Swiss law). In addition, he takes on mandates as an external data protection officer. Simon Henseler regularly publishes scientific papers in his fields of expertise, for example as an author in commentaries on the new Swiss Data Protection Act.

After studying law at the University of Fribourg and the University of Copenhagen (MLaw, 2016), Simon Henseler was admitted to the Aargau bar in 2018. Before joining Walder Wyss, he worked for the Center for Information Technology, Society, and Law (ITSL) and the University Research Priority Program Financial Market Regulation of the University of Zurich. Besides working as an attorney at law, Simon Henseler is writing a doctoral thesis at the University of Zurich in the field of Swiss and European data protection law. He is a certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E).

Simon Henseler's professional languages are German and English. He also speaks French. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all of Switzerland.

Basler Kommentar zum Datenschutzgesetz und Öffentlichkeitsgesetz: Kommentierung von Art. 21 DSG

Basler Kommentar zum Datenschutzgesetz und Öffentlichkeitsgesetz: Kommentierung von Art. 31 Abs. 2 lit. c DSG

Article 22 GDPR on Automated Individual Decision-Making: Prohibition or Data Subject Right?

FDPIC questions risk-based approach for transborder data transfers

Reaching beyond its territory – an analysis of the extraterritorial scope of European data protection law

Regulation of Algorithms in the EU and in Switzerland, Reflections on Selected Regulatory Topics

Data Governance and Cloud Banking in the New Data Protection Framework

What is an Automated Decision?, On the Conditions of Application of Art. 22 (1) GDPR

Data as Counter-Performance

Commentary on Art. 311-313 Federal Debt Enforcement and Bankruptcy Act