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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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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…

Implementer
EU-27
Policy area Other operating condition
Policy or regulatory element Operating condition, nes
Economic activity cross-cutting
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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Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Cross-border data transfer regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
processing consultation

Taiwan Fair Trade Commission White Paper on Competition Policy in the Digital Economy

Latest event Date: 2022-03-31 outline consultation closed
Closed consultation on White Paper on Competition Policy in the Digital Economy

On 31 March 2022, the consultation on the White Paper on Competition Policy in the Digital Economy by the Fair Trade Commission of Taiwan closed. The White Paper explores the challenges in adapting conventional market assessments to the digital econ…

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Chinese Taipei
Policy area Competition
Policy or regulatory element Unilateral conduct regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
in force

Amendment to the Patent Examination Guidelines for Computer Software-Related Inventions

Latest event Date: 2021-07-01 order implementation
Amendment to the Patent Examination Guidelines to increase Protection for Computer Software-related Inventions

The new Taiwan Patent Examination Guidelines are put into effect on July 1, 2021. The stated goal is to improve the protection of the computer software-related inventions. This will allegedly be achieved through clear guidelines for the patenting of…

Implementer
Chinese Taipei
Policy area Other operating condition
Policy or regulatory element Intellectual property excluding copyright
Economic activity ML and AI development
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