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Chinese Taipei has become a formal member of the APEC CBPR system

Chinese Taipei has received the notification from the APEC Secretariat that Chinese Taipei, along with Australia, has been approved to become a formal member of the APEC CBPR system, after the US, Mexico, Japan, Canada, South Korea and Singapore. According to previous member economies’ experiences in joining the system, it would take roughly one to one and half years for completing related procedures. It only took approximately 8.5 months for Chinese Taipei to join the system and the whole process went rather smoothly.

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.