The decision to split the revision of the Swiss data protection act (see our newsletter on this topic for more information) may delay the revision process. The Swiss Federal Council has therefore decided to postpone discussing the adequacy of the act with the European Commission (EC). It is not clear yet when the EC will reevaluate the adequacy of the Swiss data protection legislation. If the Swiss act has not been revised at the moment of the reevaluation, it could lead to the EC denying such adequacy. In that case, personal data could no longer be readily transmitted from the EU to Switzerland and additional security measures would have to be put in place. For instance, Swiss companies would have to contractually agree to comply with the European regulation framework.