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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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20 events advancing 13 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
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

Risk-Based Cybersecurity Framework and Guidelines for Other Financial Institutions

Latest event Date: 2022-06-29 order adoption
Risk-Based Cybersecurity Framework and Guidelines for Other Financial Institutions adopted

On 29 June 2022, the Central Bank of Nigeria has issued the Risk-Based Cybersecurity Framework and Guidelines for Other Financial Institutions, applicable to all entities defined as Other Financial Institutions (OFIs). The Guidelines set out the cyb…

Implementer
Nigeria
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Cybersecurity regulation
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
under deliberation

Local representation and registration requirement for large platforms in Nigerian Code of Practice

Latest event Date: 2022-06-13 outline announcement
Announced local representation and registration requirements for large service platforms/internet intermediaries in Code of Practice

On 13 June 2022, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) published the draft of the Code of Practice for interactive computer service platforms/internet intermediaries and Conditions for Operating in Nigeria. The draft Code of…

Implementer
Nigeria
Policy area Other operating condition
Policy or regulatory element Local operation requirements
Economic activity infrastructure provider: internet and telecom services
under deliberation

Nigerian Code of Practice for interactive computer service platforms/internet intermediaries outlining content moderation requirements

Latest event Date: 2022-06-13 outline announcement
Issued Code of Practice for interactive computer service platforms/internet intermediaries and conditions for operating in Nigeria

On 13 June 2022, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) issued a draft Code of Practice for interactive computer service platforms/internet intermediaries and Conditions for Operating in Nigeria. The code outlines the respon…

Implementer
Nigeria
Policy area Content moderation
Policy or regulatory element Content moderation regulation
Economic activity platform intermediary: user-generated content
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
in force

NAICOM Insurance Web Aggregators Operational Guidelines

Latest event Date: 2022-02-01 order implementation
Adopted and implemented Insurance Web Aggregators Operational Guidelines

On 1 February, 2022, the National Insurance Commission of Nigeria (NAICOM) published the "Insurance Web Aggregators Operational Guidelines" which enter into force on the same date. The Guidelines provide information on the registration, oversight, a…

Implementer
Nigeria
Policy area Registration and licensing
Policy or regulatory element Operational license requirement
Economic activity other service provider
in force

Suspension of Twitter in Nigeria

Latest event Date: 2022-01-13 order termination
Terminated Twitter Ban

The Federal Government of Nigeria announced the termination of the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria. The government explained that the decision was taken after Twitter agreed to a series of conditions, including opening a local office, developing a …

Implementer
Nigeria
Policy area Content moderation
Policy or regulatory element Local operation requirements
Economic activity platform intermediary: user-generated content
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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