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Data Protection Act (DPA)

Year of Version:2009
Date of Entry into Force:August 1, 2002
Date of Text (Enacted):March 14, 2002
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Other
This Law has the purpose to protect the personality and the fundamental rights of persons whose data are being processed (Article 1).
For criminal provisions, see Part V, Articles 39 - 41.
Date of entry into force: See Article 45 for further details.

'Dieses Gesetz dient dem Schutz der Persönlichkeit und der Grundrechte von Personen, über die Daten bearbeitet werden' (Art. 1 Abs. 1).
Für strafrechtliche Vorschriften: Siehe Teil V, Artikel 39 und 41.
Inkrafttreten: Siehe Art. 45.
Available Texts: 

Datenschutzgesetz (DSG) Datenschutzgesetz (DSG), Complete document (pdf) [269 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:LI069



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