Promotion of international data governance

This measure is intended to ensure that Switzerland advocates a comprehensive data policy discussion at the international level and contributes its principles and values.

While data policy discussions are already held at the international level, they tend to be highly specific to certain institutions and topics. There are no processes or bodies for discussing on a broader scale how data should be handled and how it can contribute to promoting innovation and enabling a sustainable and fair society, with due regard for digital self-determination.

In the absence of such processes, there is an increased risk of regulatory fragmentation in relation to data policy.


Start 2022
End 2024


Directorate of International Law
Federal Office of Communications


Federal Department of Foreign Affairs


Federal Statistical Office


Switzerland is shaping the international discussion about the future of digital space and its governance



Businesses and society can rely on a reliable and advantageous framework for the digital environment.