Canada Joins Global Enforcement Arrangement
PRIVACY—CANADASeptember 22, 2010
Canada today announced it has joined the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN), a group established to facilitate cooperation across national borders. The GPEN aims to provide cross-border points of contact, bilateral investigations and enforcement cooperation among privacy authorities. Canada joins 12 other entities, including the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, that are involved in the network, which was launched in March. "I am very pleased to be a part of this initiative," Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart said. "My office has seen dramatic growth in issues and investigations dealing with the online world and multinational companies, and we recognize that increased cooperation with our international colleagues is critical to our future success."