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Ludwig: Participation in CBPA Will Enhance Reforms

DATA PROTECTION—AUSTRALIA

October 1, 2010

Sen. Joe Ludwig, special minister of state, says Australia's involvement in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation's (APEC) cross-border privacy enforcement arrangement will allow the privacy commissioner to cooperate with foreign privacy enforcement authorities to resolve overseas complaints, PSnews reports. Ludwig said the government's privacy principles, intended to reform Australia's privacy act, include provisions on cross-border disclosures of personal information and that APEC's Cross-Border Privacy Enforcement Arrangement (CPEA) will enhance those reforms. Australia was closely involved in the development and implementation of CPEA, Ludwig said. A spokesman for APEC said the arrangement "demonstrates that privacy enforcement authorities are engaging with the realities of global data flows and the associated risks of privacy violations."
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