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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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Mergers notification requirement for "gatekeepers" in DMA

Latest event Date: 2022-07-05 law passage
EU Parliament passes requirement regarding mergers and acquisitions for "gatekeepers" in DMA

On 5 July 2022, the European Parliament passed the regulation on contestable and fair markets in the digital sector (Digital Markets Act). According to the adopted text, “gatekeepers” will have to notify the European Commission about their intent to…

Implementer
EU-27
Policy area Competition
Policy or regulatory element Merger control regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
under deliberation

Data handling obligations for "gatekeepers" in DMA

Latest event Date: 2022-07-05 law passage
EU Parliament passes data handling obligations in DMA

On 5 July 2022, the European Parliament passed the regulation on contestable and fair markets in the digital sector (Digital Markets Act). The adopted text defines as “gatekeepers” the companies providing “a core platform service” (such as browsers…

Implementer
EU-27
Policy area Competition
Policy or regulatory element Unilateral conduct regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
under deliberation

Interoperability requirement in DMA

Latest event Date: 2022-07-05 law passage
EU Parliament passes interoperability requirement in DMA

On 5 July 2022, the European Parliament passed the regulation on contestable and fair markets in the digital sector (Digital Markets Act). The adopted text states that gatekeepers should provide free of charge access to and interoperability with the…

Implementer
EU-27
Policy area Other operating condition
Policy or regulatory element Interoperability regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
under deliberation

Flagging mechanism requirement in proposed Digital Services Act

Latest event Date: 2022-07-05 law passage
EU Parliament passes Digital Services Act containing a content monitoring and flagging mechanism requirement

On 5 July 2022, the European Parliament passed the regulation on a Single Market For Digital Services (Digital Services Act). The adopted text states that all online platforms that provide hosting services, except for small and micro enterprises, ha…

Implementer
EU-27
Policy area Content moderation
Policy or regulatory element Content moderation regulation
Economic activity platform intermediary: user-generated content
processing consultation

Content monitoring framework in UK Online Safety Bill

Latest event Date: 2022-06-30 law consultation closed
Closed consultation on Online Safety Bill including harmful content regulation

On 30 June 2022, the UK Government closed the public consultation for the Online Safety Bill, which would establish a comprehensive regulatory framework against harmful online content. The bill introduces a number of duties of care for providers of …

Implementer
United Kingdom
Policy area Content moderation
Policy or regulatory element Content moderation regulation
Economic activity platform intermediary: user-generated content
under deliberation

Oversight powers for OfCom in UK Online Safety Bill

Latest event Date: 2022-06-30 law consultation closed
Closed consultation on Online Safety Bill including new oversight powers for OfCom

On 30 June 2022, the UK Government closed its Online Safety Bill for public consultation. The Bill gives the Office of Communications (Ofcom) the authority to enforce the requirements in the bill. Ofcom can make further provisions for the regulation…

Implementer
United Kingdom
Policy area Content moderation
Policy or regulatory element Content moderation authority governance
Economic activity platform intermediary: user-generated content
adopted

Amendment to anti-monopoly law

Latest event Date: 2022-06-24 law adoption
Adopted Amendment to Anti-Monopoly Law

On 24 June 2022, China's National People's Congress adopted the Amendment to the Anti-Monopoly Law. The press release does not provide a policy text. The previous version published for consultation contained provisions establishing that firms shall …

Implementer
China
Policy area Competition
Policy or regulatory element Unilateral conduct regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
in force

Regulation on dissemination of online terrorist content

Latest event Date: 2022-06-07 law implementation
Regulation of online terrorist content includes one-hour takedown rule goes into force

Regulation 2021/784 on addressing the dissemination of terrorist content online goes into force one year after it was published in the official journal. The regulation requires social media companies in the EU to take down online terrorist content w…

Implementer
EU-27EU-27
Policy area Content moderation
Policy or regulatory element Content moderation regulation
Economic activity platform intermediary: user-generated content
in force

Content moderation requirements and liability for non-compliance in the Bill reinforcing respect of the principles of the Republic

Latest event Date: 2022-06-07 law implementation
Implementation of content moderation provisions in the Bill Reinforcing Respect of the Principles of the Republic

On 7 June 2022, the provisions regarding illegal content moderation included in the Bill Reinforcing Respect of the Principles of the Republic become effective. The amendment leads to a new regime regarding illegal content moderation that platforms …

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

EU Audiovisual and Media Services Directive

Latest event Date: 2022-05-19 law ruling
Five Member States referred to Court of Justice for failing to transpose Audiovisual and Media Services Directive

On 19 May 2021, the European Commission has referred five member states, Czechia, Ireland, Romania, Slovakia, and Spain, to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) as part of infringement procedures for failing to transpose the Audiovisual…

Implementer
EU-27
Policy area Content moderation
Policy or regulatory element Local content requirement
Economic activity streaming service provider
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