From January 30 to February 3, 2015, the APEC Data Privacy Subgroup and its parent committee, the Electronic Commerce Steering Group, met in the Philippines for another round of negotiations and meetings, and the Centre for Information Policy Leadership participated as part of the U.S. delegation.
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On August 6-10, 2014, the APEC Data Privacy Subgroup and the Electronic Commerce Steering Group met in Beijing to focus on the further implementation of the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules system and related work relevant to cross-border interoperability. The Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton and Williams participated as part of the U.S. delegation and provides highlights in this blog entry.
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On July 26, 2012, acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank announced that the United States had been approved to participate in the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules System. The Federal Trade Commission also was approved as the system’s first privacy enforcement authority.
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On October 14, 2010, the CNIL adopted several amendments to its authorization regarding the use of whistleblowing schemes, extending it to cover the prevention of anti-competitive practices and compliance with Japanese Financial Instrument and Exchange Act.

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On November 25, 2010, a publishing house in Tokyo released a book reproducing 469 pages of police documents that were leaked on the Internet in late October. The documents are said to contain the names, photos and addresses of foreign residents of Japan who apparently have been subject to anti-terrorism investigations.

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