International Data Transfers and APEC Rules

Brian Kint published an article to Bloomberg Law discussing one of APEC's initiatives, the APEC Privacy Framework, a principles-based privacy standard first approved by the APEC economies in 2004 and reworked in 2015. Consistent with the economic focus of APEC, the Framework's stated goal is to establish privacy protections "that avoid barriers to information flows and ensure continued trade and economic growth in the APEC region." Brian discusses the different principles of the Framework, specifically going into detail about the accountability principle, and how the CBPR is looking to implement this. He also mentions some pros and cons of the Framework and CBPR and some important questions to ask in reference to this system.

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