National Privacy Commission publishes Global Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) Declaration

On April 21, 2022, Canada, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, and the United States of America established the Global Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) Forum to promote interoperability and help bridge different regulatory approaches to data protection and privacy.


The CBPR Forum intends to establish an international certification system based on the APEC CBPR and PRP Systems, independently administered from the APEC Systems. While current APEC CBPR and PRP certifications will continue through APEC-approved Accountability Agents, the members plan to transition operations to the Global CBPR Forum.


The objectives of the Global CBPR Forum are to establish an international certification system based on the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) and Privacy Recognition for Processors (PRP) Systems. Additionally, the Forum aims to support the free flow of data and effective data protection and privacy. It also aims to provide a forum for information exchange and cooperation. The Forum will also periodically review data protection and privacy standards of members to ensure that program requirements align with best practices. The Global CBPR Forum will also seek to promote interoperability with other data protection and privacy frameworks.


Cooperation of members will be based on mutual benefit and commitment to open dialogue and consensus-building. Representatives of members will also be encouraged to consult and exchange views based on research, analysis and policy ideas contributed by members and other relevant organizations. Members will likewise be engaged in active multi-stakeholder participation.


Participation in the Forum is open to those who accept the objectives and principles of the Global CBPR Forum. Decisions on future participation shall be made on the basis of consensus of all members. Non-members may also be invited to bi-annual meetings upon terms and conditions of members.


The full press release can be found here.

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