Switzerland has trustworthy data spaces in which residents can exercise control over their own data

Data use and data exchange are increasingly being organised with progressive networking in webs of relationships which are dependent on one another. Switzerland is making use of this development and supports access to trustworthy data areas for individuals, businesses and the public sector. In this way, citizens, businesses and all participants in society can exercise the greatest possible control, in the sense of digital self-determination over their data. There are clearly regulated conditions between data producers, data users and persons concerned which permit all participants to make available existing volumes of data within ecosystems safely and independently beyond its originally intended purpose. These data spaces make it possible, both within sectors and across sectors, to drive innovations and new business models. In addition, in order to make the opportunities of international digital markets and data spaces usable for Switzerland too, cooperation and networking with international partners will be actively sought.