Participation in the
APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system affords Asia-Pacific Economic
Cooperation members a unique opportunity to work with their counterparts
throughout the region to facilitate cross border trade with privacy standards
that meet or exceed those set out in the APEC Privacy Framework.
The APEC CBPR system
uses appropriately qualified Accountability Agents that have been recognised by
participating economies to certify that participating organisations' privacy
policies and practices comply with the APEC CBPR system requirements.
Accountability Agents (public or private) are also responsible for ensuring any
non-compliance is remedied in a timely fashion and, in appropriate cases,
reported to the relevant enforcement authorities.
One of the medium to
longer term goals of the APEC CBPR system is to lift the overall standard of
privacy protection throughout the region through these voluntary, yet
currently four participating economies: USA, Mexico, Japan and Canada.
participating in the APEC CBPR system?
system requirements for economies