White Paper: Swiss Archiving Laws and Regulations


This white paper provides an introduction to some important aspects of Swiss law, which need to be taken into account in relation to data storage.



This white paper provides an introduction to some important aspects of Swiss law, which need to be taken into account in relation to data storage.

On January 1, 2013 the new financial reporting and accounting laws entered into force (article 957 et seqq. Swiss Code of Obligations [CO]). The new rules are to be applied as of the financial year 2015.

Among others the following questions are answered:

  • What kind of information needs to be stored?
  • How does information need to be stored?
  • How long does information need to be stored?
  • What are the consequences in case of non-compliance with the storage requirements?

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