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APPA Forum Ends, New Members Welcomed

PRIVACY—ASIA PACIFIC

December 9, 2010

The Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) forum concluded on Wednesday in Auckland, New Zealand, with members affirming their commitment to continued collaboration on international data protection issues. According to the Office of the New Zealand Privacy Commissioner, this year's meeting was one of the largest so far, and Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff said, "it was pleasing to welcome three new members: Mexico, the United States and Queensland." Shroff added that continued collaboration "will strengthen our ability to get the best possible outcome for the public's privacy rights." The APPA has also established a working group on technology issues.
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