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APEC Member Economies Endorse ‘Privacy Recognition for Processors’ Standard

February 04, 2015

After four days of intense meetings and discussions at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (APEC) First Senior Officials Meeting in Subic Bay, Philippines, APEC Member Economies today completed work on a  “Privacy Recognition for Processors” (PRP). The PRP is designed to help data processors demonstrate their ability to provide effective implementation of a data controller’s privacy obligations consistently with APEC’s Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) System. The PRP is a series of 17 program requirements a processor must implement in order to be certified by an APEC-recognized Accountability Agent.  In the coming months, APEC Members will complete the procedural documents necessary to … Continue reading APEC Member Economies Endorse ‘Privacy Recognition for Processors’ Standard

APEC Member Economies Unanimously Approve TRUSTe’s Renewal as Accountability Agent for Cross Border Privacy Rules System

January 27, 2015

TRUSTe’s request for renewal as an Accountability Agent for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) System has been unanimously approved by the 21 APEC member Economies. Being an Accountability Agent, TRUSTe will continue to review, certify, monitor and enforce the privacy practices of participating U.S.-based companies or subsidiaries to ensure compliance with the CBPR system. “It is important that TRUSTe continues to support businesses in meeting global requirements for safe data transfer, while also ensuring that the customer’s personal information is kept safe,” says TRUSTe CEO Chris Babel. “The APEC program serves as a key part … Continue reading APEC Member Economies Unanimously Approve TRUSTe’s Renewal as Accountability Agent for Cross Border Privacy Rules System

TRUSTe Congratulates IBM on APEC Certification

August 20, 2013

TRUSTe congratulates IBM on the milestone achievement of being the first company to certify their data transfer practices with TRUSTe under the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Cross Border Privacy Rules (CPBR) system. One of the certification requirements is to have an Accountability Agent to certify compliance with the CBPRs. TRUSTe as the first Accountability Agent for APEC’s privacy framework, worked closely with IBM to ensure both online and offline data collection points were in compliance with the CBPR system.  TRUSTe will monitor ongoing compliance and deliver consultative services throughout the partnership. The safe handling of consumers’ personal information is crucial … Continue reading TRUSTe Congratulates IBM on APEC Certification