Activity Tracker

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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EU-US Trade and Technology Council

Latest event Date: 2022-05-16 declaration adoption
Joint Statement on Second Ministerial Meeting of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council

On 16 May 2022, the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and US President Joe Biden released a joint statement after the second ministerial meeting of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC) in Saclay, France. The two Presidents e…

Implementer
EU-27
Policy area Instrument unspecified
Policy or regulatory element Instrument unspecified
Economic activity cross-cutting
under deliberation

Digital Platform Commission Act

Latest event Date: 2022-05-12 law introduction
Introduced Digital Platform Commission Act

On 12 May 2022, the Digital Platform Commission Act was introduced to the US Senate. The Act aims to enhance oversight over digital platforms by establishing a commission consisting of five members, with the mandate to protect consumers, promote com…

Implementer
United States of America
Policy area Competition
Policy or regulatory element Unilateral conduct
Economic activity platform provider
under appeal

Texas: House Bill 20 tackling social media censorship

Latest event Date: 2022-05-11 law implementation
Lifted injunction on House Bill 20 restricting social media content moderation and user blocking

On 11 May 2022, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals announced a ruling granting the Texas District Attorney a request for stay in the case of "NetChoice and CCIA v. Paxton". This results in the lifting of the previous injunction which blocked th…

Implementer
United States of America
Policy area Content-related regulation and IP
Policy or regulatory element User speech rights
Economic activity platform provider
adopted

Connecticut: Data Privacy Bill

Latest event Date: 2022-05-10 law signing
Connecticut Privacy Bill (SB 6) signed

On 10 May 2022, the Bill for "An Act concerning personal data privacy and online monitoring" was signed by the Governor of Connecticut and will become effective on 1 July 2023. The comprehensive data protection bill will apply to persons that conduc…

Implementer
United States of America
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Data protection regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
processing consultation

SEC amendments to cybersecurity disclosure rules for public companies

Latest event Date: 2022-05-09 order consultation closed
Consultation on proposed amendments to SEC rules on cybersecurity disclosures for public companies closes

On 9 May 2022, the public consultation on the proposed amendments to the rules for public companies regarding cybersecurity risk management disclosures closes. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) opened the consultation on the amendments on…

Implementer
United States of America
Policy area Other operating condition
Policy or regulatory element Cybersecurity regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
processing consultation

SEC Cybersecurity Risk Management Rules

Latest event Date: 2022-05-09 order consultation closed
Closed SEC Cybersecurity Risk Management Rules

On 9 May 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) closed its consultation on the proposed rules on cybersecurity risk management by publicly traded companies. The SEC states that due to investor requests for transparency regarding the hand…

Implementer
United States of America
Policy area International trade
Policy or regulatory element Cybersecurity regulation
Economic activity other service provider
processing consultation

SEC rules on enhancing and standardising cybersecurity risk management

Latest event Date: 2022-05-09 order consultation closed
Consultation closed on SEC rules on enhancing and standardising cybersecurity risk management

On 9 May 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has closed the consultation on its proposed rules on enhancing and standardising cybersecurity risk management. The proposed rules would apply to companies subject to SEC reporting requirem…

Implementer
United States of America
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Cybersecurity regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
adopted

Delisting of 11 Chinese companies from US stock exchanges

Latest event Date: 2022-05-09 order adoption
SEC adds 11 Chinese companies to "Delisting List" under Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act

On 9 May 2022, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) added 11 Chinese companies to its "delisting list" of foreign companies who risk being removed from US exchanges for failing to disclose financial audits and whether they controlled by a…

Implementer
United States of America
Policy area Other operating condition
Policy or regulatory element Service access restrictions incl. site-blocking
Economic activity cross-cutting
in force

New York: Bill on Notification of Electronic Monitoring

Latest event Date: 2022-05-07 law implementation
Implemented New York Bill on Notification of electronic monitoring

On 5 May 2022, Senate Bill S2628 is put into force. The Bill obliges employers to inform all employees about the way they are electronically monitored. This notification must be done before they are hired and after that once every year. The Bill con…

Implementer
United States of America
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Data protection regulation
Economic activity other service provider
in force

SEC investigation into NVIDIA regarding disclosure requirement

Latest event Date: 2022-05-06 investigation ruling
SEC issues fine against NVIDIA for inadequate disclosures on cryptomining

On 6 May 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a decision in the case against NVIDIA regarding non-compliance with disclosure requirements. The SEC has found that NVIDIA failed to disclose the significance of cryptomining in its …

Implementer
United States of America
Policy area Other operating condition
Policy or regulatory element Operating condition, nes
Economic activity other service provider
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