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U.S. Secretary of Commerce and Acting FTC Chair to Keynote APEC CBPR event co-hosted by TrustArc

March 12, 2018

The APEC CBPR Framework has become the model for ensuring interoperability across privacy regimes. Over the past year, more APEC economies, such as South Korea, Australia, and Singapore, have announced participation in the framework enhancing the ability for companies to seamlessly move data across borders. TrustArc will be co-hosting an event with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and ITI on March 26, 2018 from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET at 1615 H Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, 20062. Keynotes will be given by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and acting FTC Chair Maureen Ohlhausen. Join us for … Continue reading U.S. Secretary of Commerce and Acting FTC Chair to Keynote APEC CBPR event co-hosted by TrustArc

Singapore Joins APEC’s Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) and Privacy Recognition for Processor (PRP) Systems

March 08, 2018

The CBPR and PRP systems continue to build momentum in the Asia Pacific region, with Singapore becoming the sixth APEC economy to join the CBPR system and the second to join the PRP system. This follows on the heels of South Korea’s announcement late last year. In the digital economy, data-related economic activities often straddle borders, as services – particularly digital services – can easily scale regionally if not globally. As a globally connected digital economy, Singapore supports open data flows across borders and robust data protection standards to ensure that data is exchanged and used in a responsible way. … Continue reading Singapore Joins APEC’s Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) and Privacy Recognition for Processor (PRP) Systems

March Event Spotlight: APEC CBPR, IAPP Global Privacy Summit, Privacy Insight Series, GDPR Privacy Workshops

March 02, 2018

TrustArc GDPR Privacy Workshop March Boston, New York, Chicago & Washington DC The GDPR Privacy Workshops are free events that feature informative guidance, peer discussions and practical solutions to achieve GDPR compliance. Topics discussed will include Data Mapping, Records of Processing Activities, Article 30 Reports, DPIAs / PIAs, Article 35 Reports, Individual Rights Management, GDPR HR Data Considerations, and GDPR Technology Solution & Tool Demonstrations. > Reserve your seat to a March GDPR Privacy Workshop today _____________________________________________________________________________________ Appointing and Supporting the DPO role. What Tools do you Need? March 14 @ 9AM PT / 12PM ET / 5PM GMT Online Webinar One … Continue reading March Event Spotlight: APEC CBPR, IAPP Global Privacy Summit, Privacy Insight Series, GDPR Privacy Workshops

Japan’s Amended Privacy Law to Go into Effect May 30, 2017 – CBPRs Recognized as an Approved Transfer Mechanism

May 22, 2017

In September 2016, Japan passed the “Amended Act on the Protection of Personal Information (APPI)” with implementing regulations released in January, 2017.  The final revised law is set to  go into effect on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.  Key changes under the new law include: Establishment of the Personal Information Protection Commission (PPC): The new PPC serves as the central supervisory authority for the APPI.  Previous authority was divided across multiple regulatory authorities by sector. Establishment of a Legal Framework for Anonymously Processed Information: The revised APPI provides specific guidance on the use of anonymized data (including approved methods for anonymizing … Continue reading Japan’s Amended Privacy Law to Go into Effect May 30, 2017 – CBPRs Recognized as an Approved Transfer Mechanism

5 Benefits of APEC CBPR Certification You Should Know About

March 13, 2017

1) Jurisdiction-Specific Transfer Benefits: In Japan, companies that have a CBPR certification do not have to obtain consent to transfer data to another country, which is otherwise required under Japanese law. 2) Facilitation of APEC-European Interoperability: An APEC CBPR certification may make it easier for an organization to obtain approval of their Binding Corporate Rules in the European Union. Since 2013, APEC member Economies and EU officials have been collaborating to promote interoperability between the two regional transfer mechanisms. 3) Alignment with Global Frameworks: An APEC CBPR certification is based on many of the same principles that inform the OECD … Continue reading 5 Benefits of APEC CBPR Certification You Should Know About

Korea Next to Join Cross Border Privacy Rule (CBPR) System

January 19, 2017

  The CBPR system continues to build momentum in the Asia Pacific region, with S. Korea becoming the latest APEC economy to submit their Intent to Participate. This follows on the heels of Taiwan’s announcement to follow suit later this year. Korea offers significant market opportunity for American exporters. Korea’s participation in the APEC CBPR System will promote digital trade, benefit companies in the United States and around the region, and drive uptake of higher privacy standards for consumers in the Asia-Pacific, said Acting Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis, Ted Dean in response to this week’s announcement. On Monday, an … Continue reading Korea Next to Join Cross Border Privacy Rule (CBPR) System

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