US Department Of Commerce Announces The Establishment Of A Global CBPR Forum – Privacy Protection – United States – Mondaq

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27 April 2022

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On April 21, 2022, Canada, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the
Philippines, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, and the United States of
America issued a Global Cross-Border Privacy Rules
Declaration
announcing the establishment of the Global
Cross-Border Privacy Rules Forum ("Global CBPR Forum").
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo, in her statement, described the
establishment of the Global CBPR Forum as "the beginning of a
new era of multilateral cooperation in promoting trusted global
data flows" and its intent to create "first-of-their-kind
data privacy certifications that help companies demonstrate
compliance with internationally recognized data privacy
standards."

The five objectives of the Global CBPR Forum are to:

1. establish an international certification system based on the
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation ("APEC") Cross-Border
Privacy Rules ("CBPR") and Privacy Recognition for
Processors ("PRP") Systems;

2. support the free flow of data and effective data protection
and privacy through promotion of the Global CBPR and PRP
Systems;

3. provide a forum for information exchange and cooperation on
matters related to the Global CBPR and PRP Systems;

4. periodically review data protection and privacy standards of
members to ensure Global CBPR and PRP program requirements align
with best practices; and

5. promote interoperability with other data protection and
privacy frameworks.

Participation in the Global CBPR Forum is intended to be open to
all jurisdictions accepting the objectives and principles of the
Global CBPR Forum as outlined in the Declaration, subject to a
consensus of all members.

The Global CBPR Forum will be independently administered and
separate from the APEC Systems. The founding members of the Global
CBPR Forum plan to transition operations of the CBPR and PRP
Systems from APEC to the Global CBPR Forum and will provide at
least 30 days' notice to Accountability Agents. All approved
Accountability Agents and certified companies will automatically be
recognized in the new Global CBPR Forum based on the same terms as
are recognized within the APEC CBPR and PRP Systems.

Additional information is available on the Global Cross-Border Privacy Rules
Declaration FAQs
, including information on how the Global CBPR
Forum relates to the APEC CBPR and PRP Systems.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general
guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought
about your specific circumstances.

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