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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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UOKiK investigation into PayPal over alleged illegal contractual clauses

Latest event Date: 2024-07-15 investigation ruling

Issued ruling in UOKiK proceedings against PayPal's over alleged illegal contractual clauses

On 15 July 2024, the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) issued a ruling regarding PayPal's alleged use of illegal contractual clauses. The UOKiK determined that PayPal employed prohibited clauses and subsequently banned them, also…

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

ICPEN and GPEN global internet sweep on dark commercial patterns

Latest event Date: 2024-07-09 outline adoption

Published GPEN Report on deceptive design patterns

On 9 July 2024, the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) published a report on deceptive design patterns. The report identifies deceptive design patterns (DDPs) across websites and mobile apps worldwide and highlights pervasive issues where DDP…

Implementer
OECD members
Policy area Consumer protection
Policy or regulatory element Fair marketing and advertising practice requirement
Economic activity platform intermediary: other
adopted

UODO guidelines on protecting children's privacy and images on the internet

Latest event Date: 2024-07-08 outline adoption

Issued UODO guidelines on protecting children's privacy and images on the internet

On 8 July 2024, the Office for Personal Data Protection (UODO) published a guide to support institutions, organisations, and adults in protecting children's privacy and images on the internet. The guide outlines the legal and ethical considerations …

Implementer
Poland
Policy area Content moderation
Policy or regulatory element Content moderation, nes
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
processing consultation

Implementation of the Gigabit Infrastructure Act in Poland

Latest event Date: 2024-07-05 law consultation closed

Closed consultation on implementation of Gigabit Infrastructure Act

On 5 July 2024, the Ministry of Digitalisation closes the public consultation on the implementation of the European Gigabit Infrastructure Act (GIA) within Poland. The Act, which was adopted on 29 April 2024, aims to replace Directive 2014/61/EU and…

Implementer
Poland
Policy area Public procurement
Policy or regulatory element Public procurement access
Economic activity infrastructure provider: internet and telecom services
under deliberation

UOKiK investigation into AzaGroup regarding alleged misleading practices

Latest event Date: 2024-07-04 investigation announcement

Announced UOKiK investigation into AzaGroup regarding alleged misleading practices by Renee.pl and Born2Be.pl

On 4 July 2024, the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) announced an investigation into AzaGroup, the owner of Renee.pl and Born2Be.pl, online retailers, for clothing and footwear, over concerns about non-transparent and mis…

Implementer
Poland
Policy area Consumer protection
Policy or regulatory element Fair marketing and advertising practice requirement
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
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