Canada Joins APEC Enforcement Network
PRIVACYSeptember 3, 2010
Canada has become the newest member of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation's (APEC) privacy enforcement network. The APEC Cross-border Privacy Enforcement Arrangement was developed to encourage cooperation amongst privacy authorities in APEC member economies on matters of investigation, evidence collecting and enforcement, among others. Canada joins the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Australia, Hong Kong's Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of New Zealand and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Privacy Commissioner of Canada Jennifer Stoddart says the arrangement will help Canada address privacy concerns related to organizations operating in multiple jurisdictions, which are increasingly common in the twenty-first century and requiring "twenty-first century tools."