Merck & Co. recently became the first company to achieve simultaneous approval for its cross-border data transfer strategies through binding corporate rules (BCRs) under principles of the European Union and the cross-border privacy rules (CBPR) process under principles of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation region.  Subscribers to Law360 learned how Merck achieved this goal in an article by Hilary Wandall, Merck’s chief privacy officer, and Covington partner Dan Cooper yesterday, and that article is now available on the Covington website here.