Called upon in the context of the Phonegate industrial and health scandal by Léon Warnier, Swiss Phonegate Alert Coordinator, the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (SFOPH) initially declared itself incompetent. After a cascading referral to different authorities, the FOPH claims to be unaware of which office is responsible for protecting the health of smartphone users!…
The situation is Kafkaesque:
- The FOPH declared itself incompetent and referred the matter back to OFCOM.
- OFCOM declared itself incompetent and referred the matter back to ESTI.
- The ESTI declared itself incompetent and declared the FOPH competent.
- The FOPH claims to be unaware of which office is competent in this case.
Mobile telephony and public health: Is Switzerland an absent subscriber?