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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ACM investigation into KPN's acquisition of Youfone

Latest event Date: 2024-03-21 investigation closure

Closed ACM investigation into KPN's acquisition of Youfone

On 21 March 2023, the Dutch Authority Consumer and Market (ACM) closed its investigation into KPN's acquisition of Youfone. ACM has approved KPN's acquisition of Youfone after an in-depth investigation into its impact on the mobile telecommunication…

Implementer
Netherlands
Policy area Competition
Policy or regulatory element Merger control regulation
Economic activity infrastructure provider: internet and telecom services
in force

PDPC investigation into Whiz Communications for allegedly breaching data protection obligations under PDPA

Latest event Date: 2024-03-21 investigation ruling

Issued PDPC ruling following investigation into Whiz Communications for breaching data protection obligations under PDPA

On 21 March 2024, the Singapore Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) ruled that Whiz Communications failed to adequately protect customers' personal data and imposed a financial penalty of SGD 9'000. The ruling follows an incident where the or…

Implementer
Singapore
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Cybersecurity regulation
Economic activity infrastructure provider: internet and telecom services
adopted

Interoperability Regulation in the Electronic Communications Law (PKE)

Latest event Date: 2024-03-12 law adoption

Closed Consultation on the Electronic Communications Law (PKE) including interoperability regulation

On 12 March 2024, the Ministry of Digitalisation closed the public consultation on the new Electronic Communications Act, which includes an interoperability regulation. The Act introduces the concept of harmonised frequencies. These are frequencies …

Implementer
Poland
Policy area Design and testing standards
Policy or regulatory element Interoperability requirement
Economic activity infrastructure provider: internet and telecom services, technological consumer goods, software provider: other software, infrastructure provider: cloud computing, storage and databases, infrastructure provider: network hardware and equipment
processing consultation

User Rights in the Electronic Communications Law (PKE)

Latest event Date: 2024-03-12 law consultation closed

Closed Consultation on the Electronic Communications Law including User Rights

On 12 March 2024, the Ministry of Digitalisation closed the public consultation on the Electronic Communications Act, which includes provisions on users' rights. The Act aims to strengthen the consumer's position in the relationship with the service…

Implementer
Poland
Policy area Consumer protection
Policy or regulatory element User/subject right
Economic activity infrastructure provider: internet and telecom services, digital payment provider (incl. cryptocurrencies), platform intermediary: user-generated content, streaming service provider, platform intermediary: e-commerce, DLT development, software provider: other software, messaging service provider, infrastructure provider: cloud computing, storage and databases, infrastructure provider: network hardware and equipment
processing consultation

Act implementing the Electronic Communications Law (wPKE)

Latest event Date: 2024-03-12 law consultation closed

Closed consultation on Act implementing the Electronic Communications Law (wPKE)

On 12 March 2024, the Ministry of Digitalization closed its consultation on the Act implementing the Electronic Communications Law (wPKE), transposing the European Electronic Communications Code (ECE). The consultation sought feedback on the propose…

Implementer
Poland
Policy area Consumer protection
Policy or regulatory element Quality of Service requirement
Economic activity infrastructure provider: internet and telecom services
adopted

Robocall Enforcement Partnership between FCC and Georgia's Office of the Attorney General

Latest event Date: 2024-03-11 order adoption

Adopted Robocall Enforcement Partnership between FCC and Georgia's Office of the Attorney General

On 11 March 2024, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced a formal partnership with Georgia's Office of the Attorney General (Georgia AG) to protect consumers against robocall scams. This partnership is part of a series of Memoranda o…

Implementer
GeorgiaUnited States of America
Policy area Consumer protection
Policy or regulatory element User/subject right
Economic activity infrastructure provider: internet and telecom services, other service provider, messaging service provider, infrastructure provider: cloud computing, storage and databases
processing consultation

FCC Rules to Prevent and Eliminate Digital Discrimination in Broadband Access

Latest event Date: 2024-03-04 order consultation closed

Closed consultation on FCC Rules to prevent discrimination in access to broadband services

On 4 March 2024, the public consultation closed on the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) proposed rules to prevent and eliminate digital discrimination in access to broadband services under the Infrastructure Act. The Rules aim to prevent d…

Implementer
United States of America
Policy area Consumer protection
Policy or regulatory element Non-discrimination requirement
Economic activity infrastructure provider: internet and telecom services
processing consultation

Cybersecurity Regulation in Ofcom Resilience Guidance for Communications Providers

Latest event Date: 2024-03-01 outline consultation closed

Closed consultation on draft Resilience Guidance for Communications Providers including cybersecurity provisions

On 1 March 2024, the UK Office of Communications (Ofcom) closed its consultation on the draft guidance for communications providers on resilience related security duties. The guidance identifies technology, physical and cybersecurity vulnerabilities…

Implementer
United Kingdom
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Cybersecurity regulation
Economic activity infrastructure provider: internet and telecom services
under deliberation

FCC inquiry into framework to ensure car manufacturers and wireless carriers are taking steps to assist abuse survivors

Latest event Date: 2024-02-28 inquiry announcement

Announced FCC inquiry into framework to ensure car manufacturers and wireless carriers are taking steps to assist abuse survivors

On 28 February 2024, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that the agency would conduct an inquiry to determine how the current legal framework can be used to prevent the misuse of connected car services for harassment and intimidat…

Implementer
United States of America
Policy area Consumer protection
Policy or regulatory element Quality of Service requirement
Economic activity infrastructure provider: internet and telecom services, technological consumer goods
in force

KFST Investigation into Norlys' Acquisition of Telia's Danish Operations

Latest event Date: 2024-02-28 investigation ruling

Issued ruling in KFST investigation into Norlys' Acquisition of Telia's Danish Business

On 28 February 2024, the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (KFST) approved Norlys' acquisition of Telia's Danish business, which includes mobile telephony, broadband, and TV services. The approval came with several binding commitments for No…

Implementer
Denmark
Policy area Competition
Policy or regulatory element Merger control regulation
Economic activity infrastructure provider: internet and telecom services, platform intermediary: other
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