Art. 3


The following definitions apply:
a. personal data (data): all information relating to an identified or identifiable person;
b. data subjects: natural or legal persons whose data is processed;
c. sensitive personal data: data on:
1. religious, ideological, political or trade union-related views or activities,
2. health, the intimate sphere or the racial origin,
3. social security measures,
4. administrative or criminal proceedings and sanctions;
d. personality profile: a collection of data that permits an assessment of essential characteristics of the personality of a natural person;
e. processing: any operation with personal data, irrespective of the means applied and the procedure, and in particular the collection, storage, use, revision, disclosure, archiving or destruction of data;
f. disclosure: making personal data accessible, for example by permitting access, transmission or publication;
g. data file: any set of personal data that is structured in such a way that the data is accessible by data subject;
h. federal bodies: federal authorities and services as well as persons who are entrusted with federal public tasks;
i. controller of the data file: private persons or federal bodies that decide on the purpose and content of a data file;
j. formal enactment:
1. federal acts,
2. decrees of international organisations that are binding on Switzerland and international treaties containing legal rules that are approved by the Federal Assembly;
k. Repealed by No I of the FA of 24 March 2006, with effect from 1 Jan. 2008