The strategy for an information society in Switzerland lays down the common framework for the activities of the federal administration in relation to the information society. The strategy was adopted by the Federal Council in 1998 and revised for the first time in 2006. In the meantime the information society has developed significantly, both nationally and internationally. New challenges are arising in the technical, economic and social spheres which a Federal Council strategy must take into account. For the end of its three year mandate in December 2011 the IISC, which coordinates the implementation of the strategy within the federal administration, had the strategy and the activities implemented under it evaluated. It also determined the need for further action by the Confederation in the individual areas. As a result, the IISC, under OFCOM's chairmanship, has drawn up an updated strategy which will be submitted to the Federal Council for adoption in the spring of 2012.
Véronique Gigon, Deputy Director and Head of the Information Society Coordination Office