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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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Danish Competition and Consumer Authority investigation into cloud services market

Latest event Date: 2024-07-12 investigation announcement

Announced Danish Competition and Consumer Authority investigation into cloud services market

On 12 July 2024, the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority announced it was initiating an examination into the Danish market for cloud services. The objective of the examination is to identify potential competition issues in the cloud market for…

Implementer
Denmark
Policy area Competition
Policy or regulatory element Unilateral conduct regulation
Economic activity infrastructure provider: cloud computing, storage and databases
processing consultation

CMA guidance on the mergers reporting requirements for strategic market status firms

Latest event Date: 2024-07-12 order consultation closed

Closed consultation on CMA guidance on the mergers reporting requirements for strategic market status firms

On 12 July 2024, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) closes the public consultation on its draft guidance on the merger reporting requirements for Strategic Market Status (SMS) firms, as mandated by the Digital Markets, Competition and Consu…

Implementer
United Kingdom
Policy area Competition
Policy or regulatory element Merger control regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
processing consultation

CMA digital markets competition regime guidance

Latest event Date: 2024-07-12 order consultation closed

Closed consultation on CMA digital markets competition regime guidance

On 12 July 2024, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) closes its public consultation on the draft guidance for the digital markets competition regime, as established by Part 1 of the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Act. The draft g…

Implementer
United Kingdom
Policy area Competition
Policy or regulatory element Unilateral conduct regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
processing consultation

CMA investigation into the anticipated acquisition of Serato Audio Research Limited by AlphaTheta Corporation

Latest event Date: 2024-07-12 investigation consultation closed

Closed consultation on anticipated acquisition of Serato Audio Research Limited by AlphaTheta Corporation

On 12 July 2024, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) closes the public consultation on the anticipated acquisition of Serato Audio Research Limited by AlphaTheta Corporation. The CMA's investigation aims to determine if this merger would res…

Implementer
United Kingdom
Policy area Competition
Policy or regulatory element Merger control regulation
Economic activity software provider: other software
under investigation

European Commission investigation into X, formerly Twitter, compliance with DSA requirements to address illegal content and disinformation

Latest event Date: 2024-07-12 investigation interim ruling

Issued European Commission’s preliminary findings following investigation into X, formerly Twitter, compliance with DSA requirements to address illegal content and disinformation

On 12 July 2024, the European Commission sent its preliminary findings to X, indicating that its that it is in breach of the Digital Services Act (DSA) in practices related to dark patterns, advertising transparency, and data access for researchers.…

Implementer
European Union
Policy area Content moderation
Policy or regulatory element Content moderation regulation
Economic activity platform intermediary: user-generated content
concluded

European Commission investigation into Apple practices regarding Apple Pay/NFC payments

Latest event Date: 2024-07-11 investigation closure

Closed European Commission investigation into Apple’s practices related to Apple Pay/NFC payments ("tap and go" technology on iPhones)

On 11 July 2024, the European Commission closed its investigation into Apple’s practices related to access restrictions to the Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology used for contactless payments with mobile devices after accepting Apples’ final …

Implementer
European Union
Policy area Competition
Policy or regulatory element Unilateral conduct regulation
Economic activity digital payment provider (incl. cryptocurrencies)
concluded

AEPD Report on addictive patterns in the processing of personal data

Latest event Date: 2024-07-10 outline closure

Published AEPD Report on addictive patterns in the processing of personal data

On 10 July 2024, the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) issued a Report on addictive patterns in the processing of personal data. The Report analyses platforms' uses of deceptive and addictive design patterns such as social engineering, and inter…

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

European Commission decision designating adult content platform XNXX as a Very Large Online Platform under Digital Services Act

Latest event Date: 2024-07-10 order adoption

Adopted European Commission decision designating adult content platform XNXX as a Very Large Online Platform under Digital Services Act

On 10 July 2024, the European Commission designated XNXX, an adult content platform with over 45 million monthly users in the European Union, as a Very Large Online Platform (VLOP) under the Digital Services Act (DSA). The designation, based on the …

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

Personal Data Protection Board's Regulation on Procedures and Principles Regarding the Transfer of Personal Data Abroad

Latest event Date: 2024-07-10 order implementation

Implemented Personal Data Protection Board’s Regulation on Procedures and Principles Regarding the Transfer of Personal Data Abroad

On 10 July 2024, the Personal Data Protection Board (PDPB)’s Regulation on Procedures and Principles Regarding the Transfer of Personal Data Abroad entered into force. The regulation implements Article 9 of the Personal Data Protection Law No. 6698…

Implementer
Turkiye
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Cross-border data transfer regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
in force

ANPD investigation into Meta's compliance with LGPD in relation to Threads

Latest event Date: 2024-07-10 investigation ruling

Upheld preventive measures in ANPD investigation into Meta's privacy policy allowing the use of personal data for AI training

On 10 July 2024, the Brazilian Data Protection Authority (ANPD) issued an Order upholding its preventive measure requesting Meta to suspend its new privacy policy, which allowed the use of personal data from its platforms for AI training without ade…

Implementer
Brazil
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Data protection regulation
Economic activity platform intermediary: user-generated content, ML and AI development
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