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

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25 events advancing 11 policy or regulatory changes:
adopted

Second Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime (Budapest Convention)

Latest event Date: 2022-11-30 treaty signing
Signed Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime by six states including Ukraine and the United Kingdom

On 30 November 2022, the Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime was signed by six more states, namely Croatia, the Republic of Moldova, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. The Protocol foresees enhanced cooperation betw…

Implementer
EU-28
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Data protection regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
adopted

Convention on Cybercrime

Latest event Date: 2022-11-30 law adoption
Brazil accedes Convention on Cybercrime

On 30 November 2022, Brazil adhered the Convention on Cybercrime (Budapest Convention), bringing to 68 the number of participant states. The Convention will discuss the Second Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime. The Protocol forese…

Implementer
EU-28
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Data protection regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
processing consultation

EDPB Guidelines 07/2022 on certification as a tool for transfers

Latest event Date: 2022-09-30 outline consultation closed
Closed consultation on EDPB Guidelines on certification as a tool for transfers

On 30 September 2022, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) closes the public consultation on the 07/2022 Guidelines on certification as a tool for transfers. The Guidelines complement the EDPB Guidelines 1/2018 on certification. Certification i…

Implementer
EU-27
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Cross-border data transfer regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
adopted

Enforcement cooperation for GDPR cases of "strategic importance"

Latest event Date: 2022-07-29 outline adoption
Published EDPB criteria for the selection of cases of “strategic importance” for closer cooperation between Data Protection Authorities

On 29 July 2022, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published its criteria for selecting cross-border cases of “strategic importance” to allow strategic enforcement cooperation between EU Data Protection Authorities. The strategic cases can b…

Implementer
EU-27
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Data protection authority governance
Economic activity cross-cutting
adopted

Opinion on the European Commission's proposal for a Regulation establishing a European Health Data Space (EHDS)

Latest event Date: 2022-07-12 outline adoption
Adopted opinion on the European Commission's proposal for a Regulation establishing a European Health Data Space (EHDS)

On 12 July 2022, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) adopted an opinion on the European Commission's proposal for a Regulation establishing a European Health Data Space (EHDS), which strengthe…

Implementer
EU-27
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Data protection regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
processing consultation

EDPB Guidelines 5/2022 on privacy issues in the use of facial recognition

Latest event Date: 2022-06-27 outline consultation closed
Closed consultation on EDPB Guidelines 05/2022 regarding privacy protection in the use of facial recognition

On 27 June 2022, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) closed the public consultation on the Guidelines 05/2022 on the use of facial recognition technology in the area of law enforcement that it had opened on 16 May 2022. The EDPB points out tha…

Implementer
EU-27
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Data protection regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
adopted

Decision on WTO E-commerce Moratorium

Latest event Date: 2022-06-17 treaty adoption
Published decision on WTO E-commerce Moratorium

On 17 June 2022, the World Trade Organization (WTO) concluded the 12th Ministerial Conference and published a "Decision on the E-commerce Moratorium and Work Programme". Particularly, the Ministerial Conference decided to "reinvigorate" the Work Pro…

Implementer
WTO members
Policy area International trade
Policy or regulatory element Import tariff
Economic activity cross-cutting
adopted

Council of Europe Recommendation CM/Rec(2022)16 on combating hate speech

Latest event Date: 2022-05-20 outline adoption
Council of Europe Committee of Ministers adopts Recommendation on combating hate speech

On 20 May 2022, the Council of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted Recommendation CM/Rec(2022)16 on combating hate speech. The Committee of Ministers has urged member countries to establish comprehensive policies for preventing and combating …

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AlbaniaAndorraArmeniaAustriaAzerbaijan Load more
Policy area Content moderation
Policy or regulatory element Content moderation regulation
Economic activity platform intermediary: user-generated content
processing consultation

OECD/G20 Two-Pillar-Approach regarding the Taxation of the Digital Economy

Latest event Date: 2022-04-11 outline consultation closed
Closed consultation on Commentary for Pillar Two Global Anti-Base Erosion Model Rules

The OECD closed a consultation on the Commentary to support the implementation of the Global Anti-Base Erosion (GloBE) Model Rules contained in Pillar Two of the Framework for the Taxation of the digital economy. Particularly, the Commentary clarifi…

Implementer
G20
Policy area Taxation
Policy or regulatory element Direct taxes incl. digital service taxes
Economic activity cross-cutting
adopted

Council of Europe recommendations on the processing of personal data in the context of profiling

Latest event Date: 2021-11-03 treaty adoption
Council of Europe recommendations on processing personal data in the context of profiling

The Recommendations on the protection of individuals with regard to automatic processing of personal data in the context of profiling are approved by the members of the Council of Europe. The recommendation defines "profiling" any form of automated …

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Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Data protection regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
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