Federal Act on Data Protection
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1bisFederal bodies may also disclose personal data within the terms of the official information disclosed to the general public, either ex officio or based on the Freedom of Information Act of 17 December 20044 if:
2Federal bodies may on request also disclose the name, first name, address and date of birth of a person if the requirements of paragraph1 are not fulfilled.
3Federal bodies may make personal data accessible online if this is expressly provided for. Sensitive personal data and personality profiles may be made accessible online only if this is expressly provided for in a formal enactment.6
3bisFederal bodies may make personal data generally accessible by means of automated information and communication services if a legal basis is provided for the publication of such data or if they make information accessible to the general public on the basis of paragraph1bis. If there is no longer a public interest in the accessibility of such data, the data concerned must be removed from the automated information and communication service.7
4 The federal body shall refuse or restrict disclosure, or make it subject to conditions if:
1 Amended by No I of the FA of 24 March 2006, in force since 1 Jan. 2008 (AS 2007 4983; BBl 2003 2101).