Personal data is subject to special legal protection. For example, the Data Protection Act of the Canton of Basel-Stadt specifies which data is to be given special protection: "Personal data requiring special protection includes, in particular, information about religious, ideological or political views or activities, personal confidentiality, mental, psychological or physical condition, the use of social counselling or assistance, and information about a criminal prosecution or conviction."
Laws and Regulations
A number of laws and regulations concern the use of information technology. In particular, copyright law, criminal law (child pornography, etc.) and private law (insults, etc.) should be mentioned here.