26 Jan US Joins APEC Privacy Recognition for Processors Program as First Participant
It was recently reported that the US became the first participating country of the new Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (“APEC”) Privacy Recognition for Processors (“PRP”) program.
The PRP program seeks to offer trustmark certification to capable personal information processors who wish to assist data controllers comply with privacy requirements. The program is also intended to complement the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system and the APEC Privacy Framework (the “Framework”), both of which focus solely on personal information controllers.
While the PRP program requires members to implement data privacy policies and practices consistent with the PRP System requirements, and evaluated by an APEC-recognized Accountability Agent, it is not meant to displace member economy’s domestic laws or regulations.
Source: National Law Review