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June 28 2018

Singapore Joins the APEC CBPR and PRP Systems

Singapore has joined the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) and Privacy Recognition for Processors (PRP) systems.

Singapore becomes the sixth APEC economy to join the CBPR system, joining the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Japan and South Korea, and the second APEC economy to join the PRP system, after the U.S. The decision to join will mean that once the CBPR are fully operationalized in Singapore, through a local Accountability Agent that will certify companies, Singapore-based organizations will be able certify to the CBPR and rely on them as a cross-border data transfer mechanism.

The APEC CBPR system is a regional, multilateral cross- border data transfer mechanism and an enforceable privacy code of conduct developed for businesses by the 21 APEC member economies.