Although digitalization is on everyone’s lips, a huge number of documents continue to be published using the Portable Document Format (PDF) invented in 1993. The subsequent usability of PDF documents in digitalized processes is limited; however, PDF documents that have been digitally signed are very widespread.

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This is an area where a lot can be learned from blockchain technology, in which content rather than a representation is digitally signed, making it independent of any particular representative format. As a result, the signed content can take on a responsive design, allowing it to be correctly reproduced in a way that is easily readable on both small smartphones and large screens.

Complete Revision of the Federal Data Protection Act

The complete revision's draft of the Federal Data Protection Act is currently in political consultation. Data Protection is to be increased by giving people more control over their private data as well as reinforcing transparancy regarding the handling of confidential data.

Links: draft, report

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