FDPICFederal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (Switzerland)
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138) According to the FDPIC Commissioner, the use of programs to search and store evidence of copyright infringement on the Internet did not comply with data protection laws because the software undertook permanent surveillance of [begin strikethrough]the[end strikethrough] Internet and peer-to-peer networks.
Subsequently, the Federal Administrative Court overruled the decision of the FDPIC.
See The Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC), Recommendation Of The FDPIC Regarding The Processing And Transfer Of Electronic Data Traces By A Swiss Company Acting On The Behalf Of Copyright Holders, (2008) (Switz), available at http://www.