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.

3052 events advancing 1686 policy or regulatory changes:

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3052 events advancing 1686 policy or regulatory changes:
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Decree introducing registration requirement for virtual currency and digital wallets

Latest event Date: 2022-05-18 order implementation
Implementation of Decree introducing registration requirement for virtual currency and digital wallet service providers

On 18 May 2022, the Italian credit brokers organization (OAM) implements the decree introducing a mandatory registration requirement for virtual currency and digital wallet service providers operating in Italy. The dedicated section of the register …

Implementer
Italy
Policy area Registration and licensing
Policy or regulatory element Business registration requirement
Economic activity digital payment provider
adopted

EU-US Trade and Technology Council

Latest event Date: 2022-05-16 declaration adoption
Joint Statement on Second Ministerial Meeting of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council

On 16 May 2022, the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and US President Joe Biden released a joint statement after the second ministerial meeting of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC) in Saclay, France. The two Presidents e…

Implementer
EU-27
Policy area Instrument unspecified
Policy or regulatory element Instrument unspecified
Economic activity cross-cutting
adopted

CNIL Guidelines on "Cookie Walls"

Latest event Date: 2022-05-16 outline adoption
Adopted CNIL Cookie Walls Guidelines

On 16 May 2022, the French personal data protection authority /Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés (CNIL)), published guidelines on the legality of "cookie walls". Cookie walls refer to making access to a website's content conditi…

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

EU Data Governance Act

Latest event Date: 2022-05-16 law passage
Council adopts Data Governance Act

On 16 May 2022, the Council passed the Data Governance Act. The Data Governance Act (DGA) aims to improve data sharing trust, establish new EU laws on data marketplace neutrality, and make it easier to reuse some public-sector data. In important fie…

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

Local content requirement in Amendment of Film Act

Latest event Date: 2022-05-15 law adoption
Referendum on the Amendment to the Federal Act on Film Production and Film Culture passed

On 15 May 2022, the Referendum on the Amendment to the Federal Act on Film Production and Film Culture passed with over 58% of the votes. The Amendment to the Federal Act on Film Production and Film Culture will thus be implemented, introducing a re…

Implementer
Switzerland
Policy area Content-related regulation and IP
Policy or regulatory element Local content requirement
Economic activity OTT service provider
adopted

Investment in local content obligation in Amendment of Film Act

Latest event Date: 2022-05-15 law adoption
Referendum on the Amendment to the Federal Act on Film Production and Film Culture passed

On 15 May 2022, the Referendum on the Amendment to the Federal Act on Film Production and Film Culture passed with over 58% of the votes. The Amendment to the Federal Act on Film Production and Film Culture will thus be implemented, requiring compan…

Implementer
Switzerland
Policy area Subsidies and industrial policy
Policy or regulatory element Investment in local content obligation
Economic activity OTT service provider
adopted

EU-Japan Digital Partnership

Latest event Date: 2022-05-12 declaration adoption
Announced EU-Japan Digital Partnership

On 12 May 2022, the EU and Japan issued a joint statement on the conclusion of the EU-Japan Summit 2022, announcing the launch of the EU-Japan Digital Partnership. The partnership aims to facilitate cooperation regarding the digital economy, includi…

Implementer
EU-27
Policy area International trade
Policy or regulatory element Border measure, nes
Economic activity cross-cutting
under deliberation

Digital Platform Commission Act

Latest event Date: 2022-05-12 law introduction
Introduced Digital Platform Commission Act

On 12 May 2022, the Digital Platform Commission Act was introduced to the US Senate. The Act aims to enhance oversight over digital platforms by establishing a commission consisting of five members, with the mandate to protect consumers, promote com…

Implementer
United States of America
Policy area Competition
Policy or regulatory element Unilateral conduct
Economic activity platform provider
adopted

Guidance on Recommended Model Contractual Clauses for Cross-Border Personal Data Transfers

Latest event Date: 2022-05-12 outline adoption
Issued PCPD Guidance on Recommended Model Contractual Clauses for Cross-Border Personal Data Transfers

On 12 May 2022, the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) issued its Guidance on Recommended Model Contractual Clauses for Cross-border Transfer of Personal Data. The Guidance contains two sets of Recommended Model Contractual Clau…

Implementer
Hong Kong
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Data transfer regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
under appeal

Texas: House Bill 20 tackling social media censorship

Latest event Date: 2022-05-11 law implementation
Lifted injunction on House Bill 20 restricting social media content moderation and user blocking

On 11 May 2022, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals announced a ruling granting the Texas District Attorney a request for stay in the case of "NetChoice and CCIA v. Paxton". This results in the lifting of the previous injunction which blocked th…

Implementer
United States of America
Policy area Content-related regulation and IP
Policy or regulatory element User speech rights
Economic activity platform provider
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