Federal Act on Data Protection
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Art. 17a Automated data processing in pilot projects
1The Federal Council may, having consulted the Commissioner and before a formal enactment comes into force, approve the automated processing of sensitive personal data or personality profiles if:
2A test phase may be mandatory for the practical implementation of data processing if:
3The Federal Council shall regulate the modalities of automated data processing in an ordinance.
4The competent federal body shall provide the Federal Council with an evaluation report at the latest within two years of the pilot system coming into operation. The report contains a proposal on whether the processing should be continued or terminated.
5Automated data processing must be terminated in every case if within five years of the pilot systems coming into operation no formal enactment has come in force that contains the required legal basis.
1 Inserted by No I of the FA of 24 March 2006 (AS 2006 4873; BBl 2003 2101, 2006 3547). Amended by No I of the FA of 24 March 2006, in force since 15 Dec. 2006 (AS 2007 4983; BBl 2003 2101).