The APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system provides a mechanism to facilitate the flow of personal information across borders. At the same time, it provides effective protection for personal information, essential to building trust and confidence in the online marketplace.
By applying a commonly agreed upon baseline set of rules, the CBPR system is said to bridge differences that exist between the privacy laws of various countries.
The Australian Government is currently asking for feedback on a range of issues in relation to the APEC CBPR to help provide it with an understanding of stakeholder and community views on the CPR system, including whether Australia should consider participating in the system.
You can view the full consultation paper, including background information, on the Government’s website here.
To find out more about the CBPR and provide input into ADMA’s engagement with the Government on the issue, join us for a roundtable discussion on 17 August 2017. You can register your interest or discuss the issue by emailing Irene Halforty, Legal & Regulatory Affairs Manager.