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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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Resolution Adjusting the Merger Notification Thresholds

Latest event Date: 2022-09-16 order implementation
Implemented Regulation Adjusting the Merger Notification Thresholds

On 16 September 2022, the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) implemented Resolution No. 18-2022 Adjusting the Merger Notification Thresholds, provisionally modifying the thresholds for companies to notify mergers and acquisition to the PCC. Und…

Implementer
Philippines
Policy area Competition
Policy or regulatory element Merger control regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
in force

National Privacy Commission Guidelines on Administrative Fines

Latest event Date: 2022-08-27 order implementation
National Privacy Commission Guidelines on Administrative Fines implemented

On 27 August 2022, the Philippines' National Privacy Commission (NPC) implemented the Guidelines on Administrative Fines setting out the administrative fines for which Personal Information Controllers and Personal Information Processors can be made …

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

Circular on Data Privacy Act Registration requirements

Latest event Date: 2022-07-31 order consultation closed
Consultation closed on draft Circular on Data Privacy Act Registration requirements

On 31 July 2022, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) of the Philippines closed the consultation on its draft Circular regarding the registration requirements of the Data Privacy Act (DPA). Under the DPA, certain data controllers and processors, de…

Implementer
Philippines
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
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

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

Latest event Date: 2022-05-12 treaty signing
Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime opened to signatures and signed by 22 states

On 12 May 2022, the Second Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime (Budapest Convention) was opened for signatures. On the first day, 22 signatories to the main treaties have also signed the Second Additional Protocol, including the Unit…

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

Wholeseale central bank digital currency

Latest event Date: 2022-04-26 order adoption
Adopted pilot on Central Bank Digital Currency project

On 26 April 2022, the Philippino Central Bank announced the launch of its pilot wholesale central bank digital currency (CBDC). To promote the country's digital development, the project would test a CBDC for certain high-value transactions with a li…

Implementer
Philippines
Policy area Other operating condition
Policy or regulatory element Authorisation of goods or services
Economic activity digital payment provider (incl. cryptocurrencies)
adopted

Global Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) Forum

Latest event Date: 2022-04-21 declaration adoption
Global Cross-Border Privacy Rules Forum announced

On 21 April 2022, the governments of Canada, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, and the United States of America signed a declaration for the creation of a Global Cross-Border Privacy Rules (GCBPR) Forum. The G…

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CanadaChinese TaipeiRepublic of KoreaJapanPhilippines Load more
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Cross-border data transfer regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
in force

Data protection measures in Philippines SIM-Card Registration Act

Latest event Date: 2021-12-21 law implementation
Implemented Act requiring the registration of SIM cards

The "Act Requiring the Registration of Subscriber Identity Module Cards" takes effect on 21 December 2021. The Act requires telecommunications operators and SIM card sellers to check the buyers' identity with every purchase of a SIM card and registe…

Implementer
Philippines
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Service access restrictions
Economic activity infrastructure provider: internet and telecom services
adopted

UNESCO Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

Latest event Date: 2021-11-24 declaration adoption
UNESCO adopts recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

The General Conference of UNESCO adopted the Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence at its 41st session. This occurred two years after the resolution of the previous General Conference's session in November 2019 to develop this firs…

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AfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngola Load more
Policy area Other operating condition
Policy or regulatory element Algorithm design and technical standards
Economic activity cross-cutting
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