Month: October 2018

South Korea Joins the APEC CBPR System

On Monday, June 12, 2017, South Korea’s Ministry of the Interior and the Korea Communications Commission announced that South Korea has secured approval to participate in the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules (“CBPR”) system. South Korea had submitted its intent to join the CBPR system back in January 2017.

Merck first company to win BCRs via APEC’s CBPRs

February 29 was an important day for a lot of companies. It was the day the European Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce released the text of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, which thousands of companies had waited to read ever since Safe Harbor was declared dead by the European Court of Justice.

JIPDEC Named Accountability Agent for APEC Cross-Border Privacy System

On February 25, 2016, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (“APEC”) issued a press release announcing the decision by the Joint Oversight Panel of the APEC Electronic Commerce Steering Group to approve the Japan Institute for Promotion of Digital Economy and Community (“JIPDEC”) as a new “Accountability Agent” under the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules (“CBPR”) system. Along with TRUSTe, JIPDEC will now be able to independently assess the compliance of companies under the APEC CBPR system. With this approval, Japan is now a fully operational participant in the APEC CBPR system.

Information Integrity Solutions Releases Report on CBPR Benefits

APEC’s primary goal is to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region. Within this context, APEC plays an important role in the Asia-Pacific region in promoting a policy framework designed to ensure the continued free flow of personal information across borders while establishing meaningful protection for the privacy and security of that information.

Greater Protection for Consumers as Canada Joins Asia-Pacific Privacy Regime

Canada has become the latest entrant into the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules System, boosting the protection of consumer data from security threats as it is transmitted around the Asia-Pacific while cutting compliance costs for businesses that increasingly depend on these information flows to operate and grow.