ICT & Digital
Our team is Switzerland’s leader in legal advice on issues relating to the digital economy. As a client, you will benefit from our team’s broad experience not only in traditional ICT topics such as software law and licensing, but also in newer topics such as e-commerce, digital marketing and blockchain technology. Of course, data protection and security play a central role in almost all of these topics. We attach great importance to pragmatic and solution-oriented advice and help you to realistically assess legal risks in the digital world. Our team has unique experience, gained over the course of many years, in supporting cross-border digital business models. We are assisted by our global network of personally tried and tested experts.
Our team can offer you access to experts on the following topics in particular:
Artificial Intelligence throw up legal challenges across disciplines. Our interdisciplinary team, all with a deep interest and practical experience in the fast-evolving areas of machine learning and deep learning, advises clients active in a wide range of fields on regulatory compliance, liability issues, intellectual property, data protection and security, ethical considerations, taxation, contractual and litigious matters as they apply to emerging and disruptive technologies.More
With our mix of expertise and technical knowledge, we can quickly give proactive advice on cybersecurity incidents and data breaches. Our clients also appreciate our hands-on approach to preparing for cybersecurity incidents before they happen, through assessments, planning and training.More
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Brandreport, Fokus Rechtsguide – Tages Anzeiger, Smart Media Agency AG, S. 9, Juni 2023
K&R 5/2023, Kommunikation und Recht, S. 330-333, Mai 2023
Presentation "Trademark Enforcement Issues in the Metaverse" WIPO Seminar, 26 January 2023
Event | MLLStart! | AI Sparx: Healthcare | 8 February 2024 | TrustSquare | Zurich
Alpine Privacy Days | 6 – 8 March 2024
MLL Legal advised Netcetera Group AG on the acquisition of a majority stake in Braingroup AG
MLL Legal wurde als Untersuchungsbeauftragter bei der Administrativuntersuchung im Bundesamt für Statistik (BFS) mandatiert
MLL Legal acted as an independent investigator in the administrative investigation concerning the Federal Statistical Office (FSO)
The Impact of the Revision of the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection on Employment Law – The Most Important Questions and Answers
On 1 September 2023, the revised Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP) will enter into force. The FADP regulates various new obligations for companies with regard to data processing and also provides for stricter sanctions in the event of breaches of obligations. To what extent the revised FADP will also affect the handling of job applicants› and employees› data is explained below in the form of a brief overview (without claim to completeness).
The Notion of Recipient in the GDPR
Where a controller has disclosed or will disclose a data subject’s personal data to a recipient, the GDPR 1) imposes obligations on controller to inform about the recipient, and, 2) gives the data subject (correlative) rights to information about the recipient.More
GDPR Fines: A Graphic Calculation Guide – Part 6
The European Data Protection Board (hereafter ‘EDPB’) has published Guidelines for the calculation of fines under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In this part 6 of a series of six articles, we will go through how the supervisory authority must consider that the setting of a fine must always ensure that the fine is effective, proportionate and dissuasive with regard to each specific case. In practice, this means the amount of the fine imposed must be tailored to the infringement committed in its specific context.More
GDPR Fines: A Graphic Calculation Guide – Part 5
The European Data Protection Board (hereafter ‘EDPB’) has published Guidelines for the calculation of fines under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In this part 5 of a series of six articles, we will go through the amount of fines when the turnover is up to €500 million in the previous financial year and more than €500 million in the previous financial year, the notion of “undertaking”, its corporate liability, the Akzo presumption, the determination of the turnover and to whom in an undertaking a fine is addressed.
GDPR Fines: A Graphic Calculation Guide – Part 4
The European Data Protection Board (hereafter ‘EDPB’) has published Guidelines for the calculation of fines under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The supervisory authority retains the discretion to utilize the full fining range of GDPR fines from a point above € 0,- until the legal maximum, ensuring that the GDPR fine is tailored to the circumstances of the case. The categories for starting amounts of GDPR fines serve as starting points for further calculation of the fines and do not limit the supervisory authorities’ abilities to take into account aggravating and mitigating circumstances to an amount above or below the categories for starting amounts of GDPR fines. In this part 4 of a series of six articles, we will go through how the supervisory authority must consider the aggravating, neutral and mitigating factors (as listed in Article 83(2) GDPR,) for the further calculation of the GDPR fine.More