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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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17 events advancing 11 policy or regulatory changes:
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IOSCO Report on Retail Distribution and Digitalisation

Latest event Date: 2022-10-12 outline adoption
Published IOSCO Report on Retail Distribution and Digitalisation

On 12 October 2022, the Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published the “Report on Retail Distribution and Digitalisation” analysing developments in online marketing and distribution of financial products to f…

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ArgentinaAustraliaBahamasBelgiumBrazil Load more
Policy area Other operating condition
Policy or regulatory element Consumer protection regulation
Economic activity online advertising provider
under deliberation

US-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership

Latest event Date: 2022-07-14 declaration announcement
US-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership announced

On 14 July 2022, the Governments of the United States and Kenya announced the launch of the US-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership, through which they envisioned enhanced cooperation on a number of economic issues, including the digital…

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KenyaUnited States of America
Policy area Foreign direct investment
Policy or regulatory element Instrument unspecified
Economic activity cross-cutting
adopted

Report on Application of the Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures to stablecoin arrangements

Latest event Date: 2022-07-13 outline adoption
Adopted Guidance on the Application of the Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures to stablecoin arrangements

On 13 July 2022, the Bank for International Settlements' Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures and the International Organisation of Securities Commissions published the Guidance on the Application of the Principles for Financial Market I…

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ArgentinaAustraliaBahamasBelgiumBrazil Load more
Policy area Other operating condition
Policy or regulatory element Instrument unspecified
Economic activity digital payment provider (incl. cryptocurrencies)
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…

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WTO members
Policy area International trade
Policy or regulatory element Import tariff
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…

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

Competition Authorities statement on cooperation in regulation of digital markets

Latest event Date: 2022-02-18 declaration announcement
Africa Heads of Competition Authorities issue joint statement including commitments for cooperation

On 18 February 2022, the Heads of Competition Authorities from Egypt, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria and South Africa

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EgyptKenyaMauritiusNigeriaSouth Africa
Policy area Competition
Policy or regulatory element Unilateral conduct regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
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
adopted

Data governance measures included in ransomware initiative meeting of 30 countries

Latest event Date: 2021-10-14 outline adoption
Joint statement released after Counter Ransomware Initiative Meeting

From 13 to 14 October 2021, 30 countries held a virtual meeting regarding ransomware threats. The countries involved include the USA, Australia, Brazil, Canada, the European Union, Japan, as well as several European countries. Ransomware is encrypti…

Implementer
EU-27
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Cybersecurity regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
under deliberation

G24 Joint Comment on the OECD/G20 Two-Pillar Solution

Latest event Date: 2021-09-19 declaration announcement
Announced G24 Comment on the Two-Pillar solution

The G-24 Working Group on Tax Policy and International Tax Cooperation submitted a comment on the Statement on a Two-Pillar Solution to Address the Tax Challenges Arising from the Digitalisation of the Economy which was agreed upon on 1 July 2021. T…

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ArgentinaBrazilColombiaIvory CoastEgypt Load more
Policy area Taxation
Policy or regulatory element Direct taxes incl. digital service taxes
Economic activity cross-cutting
in force

National Information Communications and Technology (ICT) Policy Guidelines 2020 include licensing requirement

Latest event Date: 2020-08-07 order implementation
Adoption of ICT policy including local ownership requirement for licensing

On 7 August 2020, the Kenyan Government announces the National Information Communications and Technology (ICT) Policy Guidelines, 2020, which include new rules for FDI, increasing the local ownership requirement of companies providing ICT services i…

Implementer
Kenya
Policy area Registration and licensing
Policy or regulatory element Operational license requirement
Economic activity cross-cutting
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