UK applies to join GCBPR forum

The UK has applied to join the Global Cross-Border Privacy Rules forum. The forum was set up in 2022 with membership of Canada, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, and the United States of America.

Its objectives are to:

  • promote interoperability and help bridge different regulatory approaches to data protection and privacy;
  • establish an international certification system based on the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) and Privacy Recognition for Processors (PRP) Systems;
  • support the free flow of data and effective data protection and privacy through promotion of the Global CBPR and PRP Systems;
  • provide a forum for information exchange and cooperation on matters related to the Global CBPR and PRP Systems;

The UK is the first country to apply since its formation, and is interesting as it signals a move for the UK to play a higher profile role in establishing data protection standards, and particularly those for cross-border data transfers.

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