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Taiwan becomes a founding member of the Global Cross-Border Privacy Rule Forum

Taipei, April 21 (CNA) Taiwan has become one of the founding members of the US-led Global Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) Forum, established to promote credible global data flow, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (MOFA) announced on Thursday.

The ministry said in a press release that Taiwan, under the name Chinese Taipei, has set up a forum with other APEC members, including the United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and the Philippines.

According to the Global Cross-Border Privacy Rule Declaration jointly issued by seven APEC members on Thursday, the establishment of the Global CBPR Forum “promotes interoperability and helps bridge different regulatory approaches to data protection and privacy. “The purpose is that.

In a press release, U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina M. Lymond said the establishment of the Global CBPR Forum “reflects the beginning of a new era of multilateral cooperation in promoting credible global data flows that are crucial to the modern economy. I’m doing it. “

“The Global CBPR Forum aims to establish a Global Cross-Border Privacy Rule (CBPR) and Processor Privacy Awareness (PRP) system, which allows companies to comply with internationally recognized data privacy standards. This is the first data privacy certification to help demonstrate, “Rymond was quoted in a statement.

She added that the new forum will also promote trade and international data flow and promote global cooperation.

“Based on this unique approach and collaboration based on the creation of practical compliance tools, we can make the digital economy work equally well for consumers and businesses of all sizes,” she said.

In another press release, Taiwan’s National Development Council (NDC) stated that the government has designated the Information Industry Institute as the accountability agent responsible for promoting global CBPR.

The institute is now officially beginning to accept applications from local companies to be certified for the CBPR system.

According to NDC, the Global CBPR Forum is expected to become an international entity with a physical secretariat by the end of this year.

https://focustaiwan.tw/business/202204210015 Taiwan becomes a founding member of the Global Cross-Border Privacy Rule Forum

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