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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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34 events advancing 18 policy or regulatory changes:
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Convention on Cybercrime

Latest event Date: 2022-11-30 law adoption
Brazil accedes Convention on Cybercrime

On 30 November 2022, Brazil adhered the Convention on Cybercrime (Budapest Convention), bringing to 68 the number of participant states. The Convention will discuss the Second Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime. The Protocol forese…

Implementer
EU-28
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Data protection regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
adopted

Second Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime (Budapest Convention)

Latest event Date: 2022-11-30 treaty signing
Signed Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime by six states including Ukraine and the United Kingdom

On 30 November 2022, the Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime was signed by six more states, namely Croatia, the Republic of Moldova, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. The Protocol foresees enhanced cooperation betw…

Implementer
EU-28
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Data protection regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
adopted

OECD Report on Dark Commercial Patterns

Latest event Date: 2022-10-26 outline adoption
Issued OECD Report on Dark Commercial Patterns

On 26 October 2022, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) issued a report on dark commercial patterns. The report highlights the issues surrounding consumers who might be tricked, deceived or manipulated into making certa…

Implementer
OECD
Policy area Other operating condition
Policy or regulatory element Consumer protection regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
adopted

OECD Crypto-Asset Reporting Framework (CARF) for global tax transparency

Latest event Date: 2022-10-10 outline introduction
OECD unveils new transparency framework for crypto-assets

On 10 October 2022, OECD presented a new global tax transparency framework for the cross-border reporting and exchange of information regarding crypto-assets. The Crypto-Asset Reporting Framework (CARF) was created in response to a request from the …

Implementer
OECD
Policy area Taxation
Policy or regulatory element Direct taxes incl. digital service taxes
Economic activity digital payment provider (incl. cryptocurrencies)
adopted

List of countries with adequate data protection

Latest event Date: 2022-10-04 order adoption
Adopted list of countries with adequate data protection

On 4 October 2022, the Ministry of Justice of Iceland adopted an "advertisement" (No.1155/2022) listing countries that provide adequate protection of personal information, enabling cross-border data transfers to these countries in compliance with th…

Implementer
Iceland
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Cross-border data transfer regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
processing consultation

EDPB Guidelines 07/2022 on certification as a tool for transfers

Latest event Date: 2022-09-30 outline consultation closed
Closed consultation on EDPB Guidelines on certification as a tool for transfers

On 30 September 2022, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) closes the public consultation on the 07/2022 Guidelines on certification as a tool for transfers. The Guidelines complement the EDPB Guidelines 1/2018 on certification. Certification i…

Implementer
EU-27
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Cross-border data transfer regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
adopted

Enforcement cooperation for GDPR cases of "strategic importance"

Latest event Date: 2022-07-29 outline adoption
Published EDPB criteria for the selection of cases of “strategic importance” for closer cooperation between Data Protection Authorities

On 29 July 2022, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published its criteria for selecting cross-border cases of “strategic importance” to allow strategic enforcement cooperation between EU Data Protection Authorities. The strategic cases can b…

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

Opinion on the European Commission's proposal for a Regulation establishing a European Health Data Space (EHDS)

Latest event Date: 2022-07-12 outline adoption
Adopted opinion on the European Commission's proposal for a Regulation establishing a European Health Data Space (EHDS)

On 12 July 2022, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) adopted an opinion on the European Commission's proposal for a Regulation establishing a European Health Data Space (EHDS), which strengthe…

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

EDPB Guidelines 5/2022 on privacy issues in the use of facial recognition

Latest event Date: 2022-06-27 outline consultation closed
Closed consultation on EDPB Guidelines 05/2022 regarding privacy protection in the use of facial recognition

On 27 June 2022, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) closed the public consultation on the Guidelines 05/2022 on the use of facial recognition technology in the area of law enforcement that it had opened on 16 May 2022. The EDPB points out tha…

Implementer
EU-27
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
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