On 5th November, Herbert Smith Freehills published a report with infographics which is a helpful tool to keep track of digital regulation across the UK and EU (including developments relating to the Digital Single Market).  The horizon-scanning timeline includes an overview of key recent and upcoming regulatory dates across a range of focus areas, including consumer protection, disinformation, online harm, audio-visual media, data protection and cyber security.  The firm says that it intends to release regular updates to the timeline going forward.

An example of the infographics –


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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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