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 July 28, 2009,  the Data Privacy Subgroup meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum in Singapore reported a number of privacy-related legislative developments on the horizon.  Among the highlights:

  • On July 15, the Malaysian Cabinet approved privacy legislation to be enacted by the Parliament in early 2010 
  • Vietnam is set to enact consumer

Emerging economies developing privacy laws are confronted with two challenges: how best to protect the privacy interests of local citizens and how to put in place privacy governance that assures companies and individuals outside the economy that information that flows into the region is properly protected and secured.  The APEC Privacy Framework provides sound guidance for drafters engaged in this effort.  By recognizing that privacy reflects the mores and values of local culture, it provides an approach to privacy protection that can be adapted to reflect the needs of local citizens within a widely recognized and adopted architecture.  At the same time, it sets out requirements for strong security, compliance with rules governing the use and management of data and cross-border cooperation for dispute resolution and enforcement. 
Continue Reading Philippines Convenes Seminar to Explore New Privacy Legislation