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.


Directorate of International Law

Related measures

3 Measures (continously updated)

Analytical work on digital sovereignty

Clarify terms and concepts, further determine Switzerland's degree of sovereignty and its strengths and vulnerabilities, and define work processes in relation to digital sovereignty.

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…

Public participation in the discussion on digital sovereignty

The work on digital sovereignty is discussed with various external stakeholders.

Relevant domain

Security and trust

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