The rise of the digital market in Switzerland has led to lasting changes in consumer behaviour, with over 62% of Swiss consumers having used the Internet to buy goods and services. The Competition Commission has investigated and published several leading cases relating to online sales and internet platforms and has also revised its guidelines on vertical restraints to hold that online sales of goods and services are generally considered passive sales.
While Switzerland is well aware of the global diversity and inclusion discussion, its employment law does not require that a diversity programme be established in the workplace, except for in the public sector. However, a variety of Swiss companies across all industry sectors have since adopted group-wide diversity and inclusion initiatives and policy programmes.
Under Swiss law, a contract will not automatically be terminated due to the opening of bankruptcy proceedings over a company. Whether a contract can be terminated on insolvency depends on the law and the agreement that governs the contractual relationship. If there is no option for termination, the bankruptcy officer of a insolvent company may choose whether to enter into a contract.
Switzerland has been reluctant to approach the integration of drones into the aviation system in a comprehensive manner. The Aviation Ordinance and the Ordinance on Special Category Aircraft are the national legal instruments apply to drones operating in Swiss airspace.
In Switzerland the general rules on data protection apply to cloud computing and there is no initiative under consideration to enact cloud-specific laws. Data remains with the data owner and is only stored or processed in the cloud on behalf of the data owner. However, data can be viewed by third parties, depending on the contractual and technical safeguards in place.