Switzerland has always been forward thinking and active in protecting privacy and security. Having a strong private banking sector means that privacy has always been at the forefront of Switzerland’s economy. However, the global economy is rapidly going digital, and in fact, data is the currency of the future, and much more valuable than gold. Thus, data security is a fast growing economic sector which, given sufficient support and critical mass, could eventually eclipse the banking sector in terms of economic significance in Switzerland. By supporting companies like ProtonMail, Switzerland is actively promoting and supporting a growing tech ecosystem, which will be essential for establishing Switzerland as a global digital security hub.
Source : Huffington Post