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May 26 2016

DPAs ' Enforcement Network Grows in Numbers and Reach

The Data Protection Authorities ' Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN), now has 59 privacy enforcement authority members in 43 jurisdictions. In 2016, GPEN intends to increase membership from under-represented regions (Africa, Asia, South America), and conduct another privacy sweep. The 2015 sweep reviewed the processing of children 's data. In 2015, the group launched, with eight inaugural participants, GPEN Alert, a new information-sharing system that enables participating authorities to better coordinate international privacy investigations. The GPEN committee, which includes five members (Canada, Israel, the United Kingdom, the US Federal Trade Commission, and Hong Kong) issued its second GPEN annual report.