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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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)
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
under deliberation

European Commission investigation into Amazon's compliance with Digital Service Act's requirement on transparency of recommender systems

Latest event Date: 2024-07-05 investigation announcement

Issued European Commission request for information to Amazon on its compliance with DSA's obligations on transparency of recommender systems

On 5 July 2024, the European Commission issued a formal request for information to Amazon under the Digital Services Act (DSA). The request seeks detailed information on the measures adopted by Amazon to adhere to DSA concerning transparency of the …

Implementer
European Union
Policy area Content moderation
Policy or regulatory element Content moderation regulation
Economic activity platform intermediary: e-commerce
under investigation

European Commission investigation into Meta's "pay or consent model" compliance with Digital Markets Act

Latest event Date: 2024-07-01 investigation interim ruling

Issued European Commission’s preliminary findings following investigation into Meta stating that the "pay or consent model" may be in breach of Digital Markets Act

On 1 July 2024, the European Commission sent its preliminary findings to Meta, indicating that its “pay or consent” advertising model breaches the Digital Markets Act (DMA) requirements. The model, introduced by Meta in November 2023, offers EU user…

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

EU-Japan protocol amending the Economic Partnership Agreement including provisions on cross-border data flows

Latest event Date: 2024-07-01 treaty implementation

Implemented EU-Japan Protocol amending the Agreement for an Economic Partnership regarding the free flow of data

On 1 July 2024, the Protocol amending the European Union and Japan Agreement for an Economic Partnership to include provisions regarding the free flow of data entered into force. The Protocol aims to provide greater legal certainty, ensuring that da…

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

Registration requirement in EU Regulation on Markets in Crypto Assets

Latest event Date: 2024-06-30 law implementation

Implemented Markets in Crypto Assets Regulation (MiCA) including authorisation requirements for asset-referenced tokens and e-money tokens

On 30 June 2024, the Markets in Crypto Assets Regulation (MiCA) comes into force. The Regulation applies to issuers of e-money tokens and asset-referenced tokens. In particular, the issuers of e-money tokens and asset-referenced tokens have to regis…

Implementer
European Union
Policy area Authorisation, registration and licensing
Policy or regulatory element Operational license requirement
Economic activity digital payment provider (incl. cryptocurrencies)
in force

Transparency requirements in EU Regulation on Markets in Crypto Assets

Latest event Date: 2024-06-30 law implementation

Implemented Crypto Assets Regulation (MiCA) including transparency requirements for asset-referenced tokens and e-money tokens

On 30 June 2024, the Markets in Crypto Assets Regulation (MiCA) comes into force. The Regulation applies to issuers of e-money tokens and asset-referenced tokens and includes transparency rules, requiring them to publish a white paper presenting the…

Implementer
European Union
Policy area Consumer protection
Policy or regulatory element User/subject right
Economic activity digital payment provider (incl. cryptocurrencies)
in force

Additional competition measures for significant asset-referenced tokens in EU Regulation on Markets in Crypto Assets

Latest event Date: 2024-06-30 law implementation

Implemented Crypto Assets Regulation (MiCA) including competition measures

On 30 June 2024, Titles III and IV of the Market in Crypto Assets Regulation (MiCA) concerning asset-referenced tokens and e-money tokens enters into force. The Regulation applies to crypto-asset issuers and crypto-asset service providers and outlin…

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

European Commission investigation into Shein's compliance with Digital Service Act's requirement on establishment of notice and action mechanism

Latest event Date: 2024-06-28 investigation announcement

Issued European Commission request for information to Shein on its compliance with DSA's notice and action mechanism requirement

On 28 June 2024, the European Commission issued a formal request for information to the online marketplace Shein, under the Digital Services Act (DSA). The request seeks detailed information on the steps Shein has taken to adhere to DSA obligations,…

Implementer
European Union
Policy area Content moderation
Policy or regulatory element Content moderation regulation
Economic activity platform intermediary: e-commerce
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