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As we now have written previously, APEC’s Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) program is meant to assist corporations extra simply switch private data throughout borders. Participating corporations full self-assessments and take part with their native nations’ “accountability agent.” There are at present seven collaborating economies, which embody the US, Canada, Japan. Those collaborating economies just lately introduced the event of a “Global CBPR Forum.” The Forum is tasked with, inter alia, creating a world certification system, reviewing members’ privacy requirements, and making certain that this system is “interoperable with other data protection and privacy frameworks.”
For corporations enthusiastic about collaborating within the CBPR program, the present nation accountability brokers will proceed to offer certifications, the US Department of Commerce clarified. There shall be a transition from these brokers to the method created by the CBPR Forum, however solely upon 30 days prior discover. Those corporations who at present have been licensed beneath the prevailing system shall be routinely acknowledged beneath the brand new regime.
Putting It Into Practice: While this announcement won’t have an instantaneous impact on corporations, it indicators a want by collaborating nations the streamlining and simplifying of the cross-border data switch course of.
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