In accordance with the guiding principle Making Switzerland a leading digital innovation hub, digitalswitzerland is committed to the successful digitisation of Switzerland in the political arena. We actively communicate our ideas and positions to political decision-makers and the public.

Under the umbrella of digitalswitzerland, more than 200 organisations consisting of association members and politically neutral foundation partners work together transversally. Our political statements reflect exclusively the opinion of digitalswitzerland association and its members and not the opinion of the foundation’s members.

Recent statements

14 April 2021 | Swiss E-ID – Back to square one

The vote on the E-ID was described in various media as a “vote of trust”. It turned out that there was too little trust in this government legislation. Together with the fact that the benefits of an E-ID are still not clear enough, this led to a clear 2/3 rejection of the government legislation. This places us back at the beginning of a new political debate.

25 March 2021 | EMBaG

Statement by digitalswitzerland, asut and swissICT on the Federal Act on the Use of Electronic Means for the Performance of Official Duties (EMBaG)

digitalswitzerland, asut und swissICT: Stellungnahme EMBaG (available in german only)

15 March 2021 | Motion Dobler [19.3448]

Letter from digitalswitzerland to the Council of States regarding Motion Dobler Provisional judicial opening, adaptation to changed business practice (digitalisation)

Letter from digitalswitzerland: Consistently thinking ahead with digital processes (in German)

Letter from digitalswitzerland: Consistently thinking ahead with digital processes (in French)

8 March 2021 | Rejection of E-ID law

The Alliance for a Swiss e-ID notes with regret that the Swiss electorate’s reservations about the e-ID law have prevailed. By rejecting the e-ID law, Switzerland is missing the opportunity for an autonomous e-ID and more legal certainty in digital identification. It is now up to politicians to find a new solution. We will continue to work constructively for a Swiss e-ID. 

Press release from digitalswitzerland 8 March 2021