FTC Joins Privacy Authorities Forum
PRIVACYSeptember 23, 2010
New Zealand Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff has announced that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has become the tenth member of the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities Forum (APPA). Shroff said the FTC's decision to become a member "will immeasurably strengthen the APPA Forum and greatly facilitate the sharing of knowledge and resources between privacy authorities within the region. It is a key player in privacy protection in the largest economy in the world." The FTC is active in policy development and enforcement in areas such as Internet security, online behavioural advertising and identity fraud. APPA works to promote best practices and facilitate cross-border privacy enforcement across the Asia Pacific region, among other objectives.