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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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Order establishing minimum book delivery prices

Latest event Date: 2023-10-04 order implementation

Implemented order establishing minimum pricing amount for the book delivery service

On 4 October 2023, the order establishing a minimum pricing amount for the book delivery service came into force. The order establishes a minimum fee of EUR 3, VAT included, per parcel on all orders of less than EUR 35. The minimum rate applies to t…

Implementer
France
Policy area Competition
Policy or regulatory element Unilateral conduct regulation
Economic activity platform intermediary: e-commerce
processing consultation

UK Reform of Gambling Laws to protect online users

Latest event Date: 2023-10-04 order consultation closed

Closed consultation on proposals for a maximum stake limit for online slots games

On 4 October 2023, the UK Government closed its consultation on proposals for a maximum stake limit for online slots games. This consultation is part of the government's efforts to modernize gambling sector regulation following a review of the Gambl…

Implementer
United Kingdom
Policy area Other operating condition
Policy or regulatory element Consumer protection regulation
Economic activity other service provider
processing consultation

Regulations to implement the Online News Act (Bill C-18)

Latest event Date: 2023-10-03 order consultation closed

Closed consultation on Draft Regulations to implement the Online News Act (Bill C-18)

On 3 October 2023, the Government of Canada closed its public consultation on the proposed regulations to implement the Online News Act (Bill C-18). The Bill C-18, also known as the Online News Act, aiming to ensure fair compensation for news produc…

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

Authority for Consumers and Markets investigation into Apple for alleged abuse of dominance related to the App Store

Latest event Date: 2023-10-02 investigation ruling

Announced ACM rejection of Apple’s objections to periodic fines

On 2 October 2023, the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) announced it had rejected the objections filed by Apple against the periodic penalty imposed for abuse of its dominant position in the App Store which amounts to EUR 50 million. …

Implementer
Netherlands
Policy area Competition
Policy or regulatory element Unilateral conduct regulation
Economic activity software provider: app stores
processing consultation

Amendments to the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation regarding copyright infringement

Latest event Date: 2023-10-02 law consultation closed

Closed consultation on the Amendments to the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation regarding copyright infringement

On 2 October 2023, the public consultation on the Bill aimed at revising the criteria for liability in cases related to copyright infringement, published by the Ministry of Justice, ended. This proposed legislation also introduces changes to Article…

Implementer
Russia
Policy area Content moderation
Policy or regulatory element Content-related regulation and IP, nes
Economic activity cross-cutting
in force

GECEX Resolution on changing import duty rates on IT and telecom goods (ex-duties) to zero per cent (GECEX Resolution No. 521)

Latest event Date: 2023-10-02 order implementation

Implemented GECEX Resolution on changing import duty rates on IT and telecom goods (ex-duties) to zero per cent (GECEX Resolution No. 521)

On 2 October 2023, the Brazilian Government implemented the GECEX Resolution on changing import duty rates on IT and telecom goods (ex-duties) to zero per cent (GECEX Resolution No. 521). In particular, the resolution modifies the import tax rates f…

Implementer
Brazil
Policy area International trade
Policy or regulatory element Import tariff
Economic activity infrastructure provider: internet and telecom services
in force

Act Concerning Digital Assets (HB 6752)

Latest event Date: 2023-10-01 law implementation

Implemented Act Concerning Digital Assets (HB 6752)

On 1 October 2023, the Connecticut Act Concerning Digital Assets (HB 6752) entered into force. The Act authorises the Banking Commissioner to adopt, amend and rescind regulations, forms and orders governing the business use of digital assets. Furthe…

Implementer
United States of America
Policy area Other operating condition
Policy or regulatory element Consumer protection regulation
Economic activity digital payment provider (incl. cryptocurrencies)
in force

Federal Law No. 408-FZ establishing rules for digital platforms' recommendation algorithms

Latest event Date: 2023-10-01 law implementation

Implemented Federal Law No. 408-FZ establishing rules for digital platforms' recommendation algorithms (Bill No. 387593-8)

On 1 October 2023, Federal Law No. 408-FZ establishing rules for digital platforms' recommendation algorithms, previously No. 387593-8, entered into force. The Law imposes specific obligations on owners of websites, internet pages, information syst…

Implementer
Russia
Policy area Other operating condition
Policy or regulatory element Consumer protection regulation
Economic activity infrastructure provider: internet and telecom services, online advertising provider, ML and AI development, other service provider
in force

Cybersecurity audit requirement for digital platforms in amendment to French Code of Consumers

Latest event Date: 2023-10-01 law implementation

Implemented amendment to French Code of Consumers introducing cybersecurity audit for digital platforms

On 1 October 2023, the amendment introducing a cybersecurity audit for digital platforms in the French Code of Consumers is implemented. In particular, the law targets the operators of "online platforms" (defined as any legal person offering an onli…

Implementer
France
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Cybersecurity regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
adopted

Saudi Arabia-Pakistan Memorandum to support the Digital Economy

Latest event Date: 2023-10-01 declaration adoption

Signed Saudi Arabia-Pakistan Memorandum to support the Digital Economy

On 1 October 2023, Saudi Arabia announced it signed a memorandum with Pakistan to support the growth of the digital economy and accelerate transformation and innovation. The countries intend to evaluate their IT companies and develop joint IT traini…

Implementer
PakistanSaudi Arabia
Policy area Subsidies and industrial policy
Policy or regulatory element State Aid, nes
Economic activity cross-cutting
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