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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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44 events advancing 28 policy or regulatory changes:
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OECD Report on Dark Commercial Patterns

Latest event Date: 2022-10-26 outline adoption
Issued OECD Report on Dark Commercial Patterns

On 26 October 2022, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) issued a report on dark commercial patterns. The report highlights the issues surrounding consumers who might be tricked, deceived or manipulated into making certa…

Implementer
OECD
Policy area Other operating condition
Policy or regulatory element Consumer protection regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
adopted

OECD Crypto-Asset Reporting Framework (CARF) for global tax transparency

Latest event Date: 2022-10-10 outline introduction
OECD unveils new transparency framework for crypto-assets

On 10 October 2022, OECD presented a new global tax transparency framework for the cross-border reporting and exchange of information regarding crypto-assets. The Crypto-Asset Reporting Framework (CARF) was created in response to a request from the …

Implementer
OECD
Policy area Taxation
Policy or regulatory element Direct taxes incl. digital service taxes
Economic activity digital payment provider (incl. cryptocurrencies)
processing consultation

Consultation on privacy regulation of biometric technologies in New Zealand

Latest event Date: 2022-09-30 inquiry consultation closed
Consultation closed on privacy regulation of biometrics in New Zealand

On 30 September 2022, the consultation by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner on privacy regulation of biometrics in New Zealand closed. The consultation paper invited views on the uses, concerns and risks involved in the use of biometrics, relev…

Implementer
New Zealand
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Data protection regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
under deliberation

Taxation measures in Taxation (Annual Rates for 2022–23, Platform Economy, and Remedial Matters) Bill (No 2)

Latest event Date: 2022-09-08 law introduction
Introduced Taxation Bill 164-1 (No 2) introducing taxation measures for digital platform operators

On 8 September 2022, the Taxation (Annual Rates for 2022–23, Platform Economy, and Remedial Matters) Bill (No 2) was introduced in New Zealand Parliament. The bill would implement the OECD’s information reporting requirements that digital platforms …

Implementer
New Zealand
Policy area Taxation
Policy or regulatory element Direct taxes incl. digital service taxes
Economic activity cross-cutting
rejected

Taxation measures in Taxation (Annual Rates for 2022-23, Platform Economy, and Remedial Matters) Bill

Latest event Date: 2022-09-01 law rejection
Rejected Taxation Bill (161-1) introducing taxation measures for digital platform operators

On 1 September 2022, the "Taxation (Annual Rates for 2022-23, Platform Economy, and Remedial Matters) Bill" is withdrawn from the New Zealand Parliament. The bill required platform operators (like food delivery platforms, gig-finding applications, e…

Implementer
New Zealand
Policy area Taxation
Policy or regulatory element Direct taxes incl. digital service taxes
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
under deliberation

Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity

Latest event Date: 2022-05-23 declaration announcement
Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity launched

On 23 May 2022, US President Biden has announced the launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF). The IPEF initially include thirteen countries, Australia, Brunei, India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zea…

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AustraliaBrunei DarussalamRepublic of KoreaIndiaIndonesia Load more
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Cross-border data transfer regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
adopted

Declaration for the Future of the Internet

Latest event Date: 2022-04-28 declaration adoption
Signed Declaration for the Future of the Internet

On 28 April 2022, 61 countries signed the Declaration for the Future of the Internet. The non-binding declaration includes a commitment to advance a global Internet, including the principles of protecting freedoms, ensuring privacy, delivering inclu…

Implementer
EU-27
Policy area Other operating condition
Policy or regulatory element Operating condition, nes
Economic activity cross-cutting
adopted

Multinational Advisory on Russian-backed Cybersecurity Threats

Latest event Date: 2022-04-20 outline adoption
Issued Multinational Advisory on Russian-backed Cybersecuity Threats

On 20 April 2022, several international government agencies issued an advisory warning about Russian-backed cybersecurity threats since the invasion of Ukraine (namely the United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Federal Burea…

Implementer
AustraliaCanadaNew ZealandUnited KingdomUnited States of America
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Cybersecurity regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
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
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