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Old 08.09.2010, 14:24
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Blocking personal information from eAutoIndex

Unbeknownst to many expats (and Swiss) personal information (home address / telephone number) can be easily found in a matter of seconds via an eAutoIndex search of your car's plate number. This can be done online or with apps that are readily available for smart phones (ie: iPhone).

For those not wishing to have this information available to the general public you are allowed by Swiss law to have it removed from prying eyes.

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Auskunftssperre / Sperrrecht beim Strassenverkehrsamt:
Will eine Person die Bekanntgabe ihrer Halterdaten an private Personen und Organisationen sperren lassen, hat sie dies dem Strassenverkehrsamt schriftlich mitzuteilen. Ihre Halterdaten können dann nicht über Internet abgefragt werden. Über gesperrte Halterdaten wird nur Auskunft erteilt, wenn die gesuchstellende Person oder Organisation schriftlich beim Strassenverkehrsamt nachweist, dass die Sperrung sie in der Verfolgung eigener Rechte gegenüber der betroffenen Person behindert.
(§§ 16 und 22 des zürcherischen Gesetzes über die Information und den Datenschutz sowie Art. 126 der Verkehrszulassungsverordnung)
To make this easier (especially those that are "local language challenged") I've put together this list which contains documents (in pdf or online) that can be sent to the respected motor vehicle departments for de-registration from eAutoIndex. After applying there will be no confirmation that your plate number has been removed, that you will see yourself if you do a search of your own number (believe the database is updated weekly).

So below you'll find the different cantons with a link next to them that contains either the document itself (in pdf), a link to deregister online or no documents found "???" (red colored cantons). Since I don't speak Italian I was unable to find any documents for Ticino. My French is almost nonexistent but I was able to find a couple of them except Jura and Neuchatel. For Jura I found a document but not sure if it's the correct one, if someone can have a look at it to verify it I'll be very grateful.

(thanks go to MrVertigo for confirming Jura and finding Neuchatel, Baselstadt)


If anyone finds the correct documents for the red colored cantons or discovers a bad link please contact me and I'll update the list. thanks.


Aargau: (online)

Appenzell I.-Rh. instructions for SMS - SO site, but works for AI

Appenzell A.-Rh.: (Link) Look under "Diverse / Antrag um Sperrung von Halterdaten..."

Bern: (pdf)

Basel-Landschaft: (pdf)

Baselstadt: (pdf)

Freiburg: (pdf)

Geneva: (pdf)

Glarus: (pdf)

Graubünden: (pdf)

Jura: (pdf)

Luzern: (pdf)

Neuchatel: (pdf)

Obwalden/Nidwalden: (pdf)

St. Gallen: (online)

Schaffhausen: (pdf)

Solothurn: instructions for SMS

Schwyz: (pdf)

Thurgau: (pdf)

Ticino: online

Uri: (pdf)

Vaud: (pdf)

Wallis: (pdf)

Zug: (online)

Zurich: (pdf)

Last edited by 3Wishes; 07.05.2017 at 18:43. Reason: Updated link for ZH, then fixed it
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Old 08.09.2010, 15:15
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Re: Blocking personal information from eAutoIndex

Mentioned ages ago for Zurich STVA in Ironies of Data Protection (post 14)

Once you've submitted the form it doesn't take very long: I did it as soon as I found out that any Tom Dick and Hans could find out where I live.

Mind you, you can get UK details from the DVLA quite easily too (but for a charge of course).
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Mind you, you can get UK details from the DVLA quite easily too (but for a charge of course).

joe public cant just say " i want the owner details for car reg xyz" and get them, unless they say they are a car park company and then pay the £2.50.
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Re: Blocking personal information from eAutoIndex

While I'm not going to avail myself of this - I went with the McNealy philosophy years ago as a matter of personal choice - this is a great collection of links for anyone who doesn't believe privacy is already dead. Thanks!
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While I'm not going to avail myself of this - I went with the McNealy philosophy years ago as a matter of personal choice - this is a great collection of links for anyone who doesn't believe privacy is already dead. Thanks!
Scott McNealy? Not much on his Wikipedia page

Are the links and ideals you mentioned, well, private?

I'll guess what you mean anyway...

Opting out of this eAutoIndex would just make if more difficult for someone to find you, not impossible.
But why should I make it unnecessarily easy for folk to find me?

BTW, can I come and use your WiFi for my kiddie porn downloads? It's related to privacy.

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Re: Blocking personal information from eAutoIndex

Excellent. In less than a week my number sheild now shoes this result: "Das Suchergebnis ist negativ ausgefallen. Begründung: Das Kontrollschild ist nicht in Verkehr gesetzt, oder bei der gesuchten Person besteht eine Auskunftssperre."

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Re: Blocking personal information from eAutoIndex

I just noticed that the website had changed for Kanton Zürich which rendered the link invalid. I found the new location of the file and updated the link accordingly.
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Re: Blocking personal information from eAutoIndex

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Unbeknownst to many expats (and Swiss) personal information (home address / telephone number) can be easily found in a matter of seconds via an eAutoIndex search of your car's plate number. This can be done online or with apps that are readily available for smart phones (ie: iPhone).
http://www.ur.ch/dateimanager/file_rnd234356.pdf"]pdf[/URL])

Vaud: (pdf)
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Hi,
You might want to review that link for VD:
It's says "annulation du permis de circulation" which basically means something like "cancel your driving rights = cancel your "carte grise" document"-

For Blocking personal information from eAutoIndex in Vaud it says:

"n the canton of Vaud, it is not possible to obtain the coordinates of a vehicle owner in a directory on the internet or via SMS.

SAN communicate the name and address of a person solely on written request and motivated, with a fee of CHF 20 .-.

However, the user may request confidentiality of their data, and in this case only the competent authorities have access."

Official link

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http://www.vd.ch/fileadmin/user_uplo...1333_v1005.pdf
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Re: Blocking personal information from eAutoIndex

So if you see a family in a car with a Zurich registration in Spain, you know three things:

Approximate wealth level, Home address, and - nobody's home!

Very useful to thieves.
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Hi,
You might want to review that link for VD:
It's says "annulation du permis de circulation" which basically means something like "cancel your driving rights = cancel your "carte grise" document"-

For Blocking personal information from eAutoIndex in Vaud it says:

"n the canton of Vaud, it is not possible to obtain the coordinates of a vehicle owner in a directory on the internet or via SMS.

SAN communicate the name and address of a person solely on written request and motivated, with a fee of CHF 20 .-.

However, the user may request confidentiality of their data, and in this case only the competent authorities have access."

Official link

Form:
http://www.vd.ch/fileadmin/user_uplo...1333_v1005.pdf
Hi Update again:
The new link is:
http://www.vd.ch/uploads/tx_vdfilesdb/1333_v1104.pdf
It's form 1333 there:
http://www.vd.ch/fr/themes/mobilite/...ination_page=2
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Re: Blocking personal information from eAutoIndex

Tempting as it may be to want to immediately block your personal info, take a minute first to decide if that's really what you want to do. There are certain advantages to having your personal details connected to your plate number.

For example, a few times when I've parked where I shouldn't have, private individuals and private security officers have paid me personal visits to tell me to please move so they won't need to have me towed. (i.e. when I inadvertently parked my motorcycle on private property) Had my details not been registered, my friendly visits would have instead been mega-CHF towing bills.
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Re: Blocking personal information from eAutoIndex

The domain and all associated content for canton GE has changed. The updated link to PDF requesting block of your personal info in Geneva is:

http://ge.ch/vehicules/sites/siteoff...ublication.pdf
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Old 18.09.2013, 18:53
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The domain and all associated content for canton GE has changed. The updated link to PDF requesting block of your personal info in Geneva is:

http://ge.ch/vehicules/sites/siteoff...ublication.pdf
Thank you. I've updated the original post.
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Re: Blocking personal information from eAutoIndex

Solothurn is here http://www.mfk-so.ch/fahrzeuge/kontr...lschilder.html

It states that the SMS question (for example, SO 12345 ) sent to 939 is also good for the Cantons AI, AR, BE, FR, SG, SO, TG

Über die Nummer 939 können die Kontrollschilder der Kantone AI, AR, BE, FR, SG, SO, TG abgefragt werden.
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Re: Blocking personal information from eAutoIndex

For Kanton Zug, there is an on-line function to block your personal information at the Strassenverkehrsamt:

https://portal.zg.ch/iform/pub/StVA/...id=StVA_SPERRE

You only need to submit one registration and any others you have at the same address will also be blocked.
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Re: Blocking personal information from eAutoIndex

Do you have the updated link for VS Valais?

Thanks
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For TI: http://www4.ti.ch/di/sc/sportello/el...eicoli/#type16

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Do you have the updated link for VS Valais?

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As I would like to block my number and not find myself
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Re: Blocking personal information from eAutoIndex

The link for Zürich is dead.

This is the latest link:

http://www.stva.zh.ch/dam/sicherheit..._HASPE1304.pdf

THANKS for putting this together!
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Re: Blocking personal information from eAutoIndex

At this moment, it seems that only AI, AR, BL, GL, GR, SG, SO, TG, UR are participating (that's what it says at the bottom).
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