Activity Tracker

The DPA Activity Tracker provides our latest information on developments in legislatures, judiciaries and the executive branches of G20, EU member states and Switzerland.

4115 events advancing 2342 policy or regulatory changes:

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4115 events advancing 2342 policy or regulatory changes:
in force

New York: draft regulations to amend general business law and address ''hateful conduct" on social media

Latest event Date: 2022-12-03 law adoption
Implemented AB 7865 including complaint mechanism requirement

On 3 December 2022, the Bill A7865A requiring online platforms to establish a complaint mechanism is implemented. In particular, the Act defines hateful conduct and directs social media platforms operating in New York to provide and maintain a clear…

Implementer
United States of America
Policy area Content moderation
Policy or regulatory element Content moderation regulation
Economic activity platform intermediary: user-generated content
under deliberation

Directive on consumer credits

Latest event Date: 2022-12-02 law passage
Reached Council and Parliament agreement Directive on consumer credit agreements establishing new consumer protection regulation in the credit industry

On 2 December 2022, the European Council and European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on a new Directive that repeals and replaces the 2008 directive on consumer credit agreements. The new Directive offers protection at the European level…

Implementer
EU-27
Policy area Other operating condition
Policy or regulatory element Consumer protection regulation
Economic activity digital payment provider (incl. cryptocurrencies)
processing consultation

ICO Statutory Review of Personal Data Processing in Journalism

Latest event Date: 2022-12-02 inquiry consultation closed
Closed consultation on Phase 2 of ICO Statutory Review of Personal Data Processing in Journalism

On 2 December 2022, the UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) closed its consultation on the processing of personal data for journalistic purposes under Phase 2 of its Statutory Review of the relevant provisions of the Data Protection Act. The …

Implementer
United Kingdom
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Data protection regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
processing consultation

Guidelines on identifying a Controller or Processor’s Lead Supervisory Authority

Latest event Date: 2022-12-02 outline consultation closed
Consultation closed on EDPB Guidelines on identifying a Controller or Processor’s lead Supervisory Authority

On 2 December 2022, the public consultation on European Data Protection Board's guidelines on identifying a controller or processor's supervisory authority was closed. The guidelines clarify how the lead supervisory authority is identified in cross-…

Implementer
EU-27
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Data protection authority governance
Economic activity infrastructure provider: cloud computing, storage and databases
in force

Anti-fraud requirements in Anti-Telecom and Network Fraud Law

Latest event Date: 2022-12-01 law implementation
Anti-Telecom and Internet Fraud draft law implemented

On 1 December 2022, the draft Law on Anti-Telecom and Internet Fraud entered into force. Telecom and network fraud has steadily increased in China and this law aims to increase punishment but also set specific prevention systems in place to protect…

Implementer
China
Policy area Other operating condition
Policy or regulatory element Consumer protection regulation
Economic activity infrastructure provider: internet and telecom services
in force

Service Access Restrictions in Anti-Telecom and Network Fraud Law

Latest event Date: 2022-12-01 law implementation
Implemented Anti-Telecom and Internet Fraud law containing Service Access Restrictions

On 1 December 2022, the draft Law on Anti-Telecom and Internet Fraud is implemented. The law stipulates standards for the telecom, internet, and financial sector to limit online frauds. According to the law, internet service providers and telecom se…

Implementer
China
Policy area Registration and licensing
Policy or regulatory element Service access restrictions
Economic activity infrastructure provider: internet and telecom services
under deliberation

Subsidies and industrial policy measures in European Chips Act

Latest event Date: 2022-12-01 law passage
Adopted of Council's general approach on the Chips Act including subsidies and industrial policies measures

On 1 December 2022, the Council of the European Union adopted its general approach for the "Proposal for a Regulation establishing a framework of measures for strengthening Europe's semiconductor ecosystem (Chips Act)". The Chips Act aims to address…

Implementer
EU-27
Policy area Subsidies and industrial policy
Policy or regulatory element Financial grant
Economic activity semiconductors
processing consultation

Investigation into Drizly for alleged cybersecurity failures

Latest event Date: 2022-12-01 investigation consultation closed
Closed consultation on FTC Settlement with Drizly for Cybersecurity Failures

On 1 December 2022, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) closed the consultation on its proposed order against the alcohol delivery service provider Drizly after coming to a settlement agreement regarding the FTC's investigation of Drizly's failure…

Implementer
United States of America
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Cybersecurity regulation
Economic activity platform intermediary: other
processing consultation

Data protection obligations in Data Protection Act, 2021

Latest event Date: 2022-11-30 law consultation closed
MICT closes public consultation on draft Data Protection Bill including data protection obligations

On 30 November 2022, the Namibian Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) closed its public consultation on the draft Data Protection Bill including data protection obligations. The Bill sets out data protection obligations of da…

Implementer
Namibia
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Data protection regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
processing consultation

Establishment of Data Protection Supervisory Authority in Data Protection Act, 2021

Latest event Date: 2022-11-30 law consultation closed
MICT closes public consultation on draft Data Protection Bill including establishment of Data Protection Supervisory Authority

On 30 November 2022, the Namibian Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) closed its public consultation on the draft Data Protection Bill. The Bill aims to establish a "Data Protection Supervisory Authority" and define its respe…

Implementer
Namibia
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Data protection authority governance
Economic activity cross-cutting
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