Operational work streams on digital sovereignty

Continuation of the work streams in accordance with the Federal Council's decision of June 2021:

  1. Clarifying legal competencies in the Internet and, in particular, access rights to data.
  2. Dealing with the US CLOUD Act and the EU's proposal on e-evidence.
  3. Ensuring the inviolability of international organisations' data within the framework of efforts to position Switzerland as a host state in the digital space.


Proposals are submitted to the Digital Sovereignty Steering Committee for discussion.


Start 2023
End 2024


Federal Department of Foreign Affairs


Federal Department of Foreign Affairs


Co-design measures to strengthen digital sovereignty in bilateral and multilateral frameworks


Security and trust

People in Switzerland can move around safely in the digital environment; privacy is protected.

Focus themes

Digital sovereignty

Switzerland examines which political, legal, economic and individual dependencies can be reduced in the digital world. These are weighed against the advantages of international openness and networking.