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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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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
under deliberation

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

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
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

Qualification of crypto-asset service providers as obliged entities under AML/CFT rules

Latest event Date: 2022-06-29 law passage
Provisional agreement reached on transparency requirements for crypto-assets transfers

On 29 June 2022, the European Parliament and the Council reached a provisional agreement on the proposal for a regulation on “information accompanying transfers of funds and certain crypto-assets”. The proposal is part of the EU anti-money launderi…

Implementer
EU-27
Policy area Other operating condition
Policy or regulatory element Operating condition, nes
Economic activity digital payment provider (incl. cryptocurrencies)
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
adopted

Cybersecurity regulation in Revised Provisions on the Administration of Mobile Internet Application Information Services

Latest event Date: 2022-06-14 order adoption
Adopted Revised Regulations on the Administration of Mobile Internet Application Information Services including cybersecurity measures

On 14 June 2022, the Revised Provisions on the Administration of Mobile Internet Application Information Services, which include user cybersecurity regulations, were adopted. The Provisions will apply to both application distribution platforms and p…

Implementer
China
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Cybersecurity regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
adopted

Data protection measures in Revised Provisions on the Administration of Mobile Internet Application Information Services

Latest event Date: 2022-06-14 order adoption
Adopted Revised Provisions on the Management of Mobile Internet Application Information Services including data protection measures

On 14 June 2022, the Revised Provisions on the Management of Mobile Internet Application Information Services, which include data protection measures, were adopted. The Provisions will apply to both providers of applications involving information se…

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