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Data policy

Data policy

Data policy

In order to ensure that Switzerland remains an attractive data location for the economy and the population, the Federal Council intends to continue to promote free access to official datasets. At its meeting of 9 May 2018, the Federal Council specified the initial benchmarks for its data policy and put in place measures in relation to open data and data portability.

Stories from the Internet

Stories from the Internet: Avoiding pitfalls on the internet with the help of a comic strip

Stories from the Internet: Avoiding pitfalls on the internet with the help of a comic strip

How can you avoid mishaps on the net? A comic strip published by the Federal Office of Communications illustrates the elementary precautions to be taken in the virtual world. "Stories from the Internet" are available on paper, in PDF format or online. They have been a great success, in particular as teaching material used in schools, in Switzerland naturally, but also in Belgium, Canada, Germany and Bosnia, where the comic strip has been translated into the three national languages of this country.

The Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) is active in the media, telecommunications & postal services and information society sectors in Switzerland. The Office ensures that Switzerland has a robust and modern communications infrastructure. The Office prepares the decisions of the Swiss government (the Federal Council), the Swiss Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC) and the Swiss Federal Communications Commission (ComCom). OFCOM is also developing international activities.

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ComCom launches invitation to tender for new DAB+ network for French-speaking Switzerland

French-speaking Switzerland is to receive another DAB+ network for the digital transmission of radio programme services. To this end, on 28 May 2018 the Federal Communications Commission (ComCom) published the tender documents for the award of a DAB+ radio licence. The application period lasts until 27th July 2018.

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Swiss Internet Governance Forum

The next Swiss Internet Governance Forum (Swiss IGF) will take place on Tuesday, 20 November 2018 in the Welle7 centre in Bern. Participation at the IGF is open to all and is free of charge. The Swiss IGF brings together all stakeholder groups from the worlds of politics, the administration, business, science and civil society in Switzerland in order to exchange views in an open, equal and interactive dialogue regarding the hot topics of digitalization.

Directional radio map

Directional radio map

A graphical representation of directional radio links in Switzerland is now available on the federal geoportal site geo.admin.ch Directional radio is used in telecommunications to transmit information (telephony, data, images) between two points.

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