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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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31 events advancing 16 policy or regulatory changes:
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Memorandum of Understanding signed between Abu Dhabi and Israel on data and privacy protection

Latest event Date: 2022-09-06 declaration signing
Memorandum of Understanding signed between Abu Dhabi Global Market and Israel on data and privacy protection

On 6 September 2022, the Office of Data Protection of the Abu Dhabi Global Market and the Israeli Privacy Protection Authority signed a Memorandum of Understanding to express mutual understanding of the legislative, procedural, and information techn…

Implementer
IsraelUnited Arab Emirates
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Data protection regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
in force

Licensing requirement in Retail Payment Services and Card Schemes Regulation

Latest event Date: 2022-07-15 order implementation
Implemented Retail Payment Services and Card Schemes Regulation introducing licensing requirement

The one-year grace period of the Retail Payment Services and Card Schemes Regulation of the Central Bank of the Untied Arab Emirates ('CBUAE') ends on 15th July 2022. The Regulation is aiming to ensure safety and reliability for consumers regarding …

Implementer
United Arab Emirates
Policy area Registration and licensing
Policy or regulatory element Operational license requirement
Economic activity other service provider
under deliberation

Dubai International Financial Centre Guidance on Data controller and processor agreements and obligations

Latest event Date: 2022-07-08 outline announcement
Dubai International Financial Centre publishes Guidance on Data controller and processor agreements and obligations

On 8 July 2022, the Dubai International Financial Centre released guidance on data "Controller and processor agreements and obligations". Particularly, the guidance concerns the compliance of data controllers and processors with the Data Protection …

Implementer
United Arab Emirates
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Data protection regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
under deliberation

Dubai International Financial Centre Guidance on Retention and Storage of Personal Data

Latest event Date: 2022-07-08 outline announcement
DIFC publishes Guidance on Retention and Storage of Personal Data

On 8 July 2022, the Dubai International Finance Center published its "Guidance on Retention and Storage of Personal Data". The outline aims to support individuals, organizations, and businesses in understanding the regulatory foundation of data gove…

Implementer
United Arab Emirates
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
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

Law No. 9 of 2022 Regulating the Provision of Digital Services of Dubai

Latest event Date: 2022-03-24 law implementation
Entered into force the United Emirates of Dubai Law No. (9) of 2022 regulating the provision of digital services in Dubai

On 24 March 2022, entered into force Law No. (9) of 2020 ‘Regulating the Provision of Digital Services’ (here and after "the Law").The Law applies to both digital services provided by the Dubai government and to digital services provided by non-gove…

Implementer
United Arab Emirates
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Data protection regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
in force

Establishment of Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority in Dubai Virtual Assets Law

Latest event Date: 2022-03-11 law implementation
Dubai Virtual Assets Law including establishment of Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority enters into force

On 11 March 2022, the Dubai Law No. 4 of 2022 on the Regulation of Virtual Assets in the Emirate of Dubai (Virtual Assets Law) was published in the Official Gazette of the Government of Dubai and came into force. The Virtual Assets Law governs activ…

Implementer
United Arab Emirates
Policy area Other operating condition
Policy or regulatory element Operating condition, nes
Economic activity digital payment provider (incl. cryptocurrencies)
in force

Authorisation requirements in Dubai Virtual Assets Law

Latest event Date: 2022-03-11 law implementation
Dubai Virtual Assets Law including authorisation requirements enters into force

On 11 March 2022, the Dubai Law No. 4 of 2022 on the Regulation of Virtual Assets in the Emirate of Dubai (Virtual Assets Law) was published in the Official Gazette of the Government of Dubai and came into force. The Virtual Assets Law governs activ…

Implementer
United Arab Emirates
Policy area Registration and licensing
Policy or regulatory element Operational license requirement
Economic activity digital payment provider (incl. cryptocurrencies)
in force

Digital trade chapter in India-UAE Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA)

Latest event Date: 2022-02-17 treaty signing
Signed India-UAE Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) containing digital trade chapter

On 17 February 2022, India and the United Arab Emirates signed the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), which contains a digital trade chapter. The chapter fosters paperless trading and enhances coordination on consumer protection, u…

Implementer
IndiaUnited Arab Emirates
Policy area International trade
Policy or regulatory element Border measure, nes
Economic activity cross-cutting
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