Tag Archives: APEC

South Korea Joins the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules Framework

South Korea has became the fifth member economy to join the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (“APEC”) Cross-Border Privacy Rules (“CBPR”) system, a voluntary but legally enforceable code of conduct that aims to facilitate secure data transfers and e-commerce between parties to the agreement. Established in 2011, the CBPR system aims to provide a minimum level of … Continue Reading

Ramirez To Head Federal Trade Commission

News outlets are reporting that the White House will appoint FTC Commissioner Edith Ramirez to lead the Commission.  She would replace current FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz, who announced his resignation in January.  Ramirez’s appointment to chair the Commission would leave it evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, with one empty seat until another person is nominated … Continue Reading

APEC Approves Cross-Border Privacy Initiative

This past week, officials from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperative’s 21 member nations met in Honolulu to discuss a range of policy issues affecting the Asia-Pacific region.  One development coming out of the meeting was the adoption by APEC of the Honolulu Declaration, which includes an endorsement of a self-regulatory, cross-border privacy program to promote what … Continue Reading