In this article, you will learn how to interpret the information presented in the "Search for regulatory initiatives" tab in Observe.
This is a flexible search function based on a number of search criteria. Users can search for any specific initiative by its title or view a list of particular initiatives through a variety of selectable filters, such as:
- Enforcement level (mandatory, conditionally mandatory, or voluntary)
- Disclosure Requirement
- Status (Active, Expected or Superseded)
- Targeted Entity Status (private, public, state-owned, or other)
- Topics of interest
- Incurred Penalties and sanctions (criminal sanctions, corporate liability, damages, injunctions etc.)
- Country of interest
- Sectors of interest
- Certain dates - entry into force and last update
- Policy-maker of the initiative - name of the entity which has issued the initiative
- Policy-maker Type
These filters can be used individually or in conjunction to create a tailor-made exportable table of existing initiatives. Initiatives can then be individually selected and the corresponding initiative profile page can be consulted.
Examples of questions that can be answered with a custom search include:
- How to identify the key regulatory issues across any market and industry of interest - By selecting the industry/geography scope.
- How to identify emerging regulatory risks and opportunities for your company - By using 1) the “Enforcement level” filter with “Voluntary” initiatives and separately, 2) the Status filter with “Expected” initiatives
- How to identify key regulatory issues across one or more topic - By selecting one topic and an industry/geographic scope (or none, to be broader).