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GDPR gives Data Protection Officers a hard time: How can they tackle it?

It’s sink or swim for DPOs as the GDPR creates a tsunami of challenges. With the stakes high, DPOs face great personal risk if they get it wrong. Still, they lack the resources, in-house know-how and authority to pull together the necessary expertise to deal with the rising tide of urgent requests.

First M&A half-year: Numerous IPOs and substantial private equity activity

M&A activity in Switzerland remains at a high level. The M&A year to date has been characterized by larger deals in the pharmaceutical and consumer goods industries, a number of IPOs and an ongoing high level of activity among private equity investors.

Detecting and preventing financial crime – a huge challenge for Swiss banks

The global significance of the Swiss financial center has made it a focus of efforts to combat organized crime and money laundering. Banks and public authorities are finding themselves faced with a variety of challenges as a result. A new study by KPMG identifies areas where action needs to be taken.

Revision Datenschutzgesetz: Droht Rechtsunsicherheit für Schweizer Unternehmen?

Die EU-Datenschutzgrundverordnung (DSGVO) brachte die Schweiz in Zugszwang, ihr eigenes Datenschutzgesetz von 1992 zu revidieren. Bereits der Vorentwurf wurde heftig diskutiert und wurde mehrfach angepasst. Nun hat der Nationalrat darüber entschieden, wie es mit der Vorlage weitergehen soll.
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Swiss CIOs walking a difficult tightrope

Boards are ramping up investment in data security and privacy to become GDPR compliant, according the 2018 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey, to avoid data breaches which have reached an all-time high. In Switzerland, half of the survey participants were still GDPR non-compliant as of 3 April 2018.
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Dangerous solo efforts in the fight against cybercrime

Cyber attacks and their consequences have been a reality faced by Swiss businesses for some time now: A survey conducted by KPMG Switzerland shows that nearly half (42%) of the companies that have been the victims of a cyber attack suffered financial losses and dis-ruptions to their business activities as a result.
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