APEC Announces New Members to CPEA
DATA PROTECTIONDecember 23, 2011
In a press release, APEC has announced the addition of several new authorities to its Cross-border Privacy Enforcement Arrangement (CPEA). APEC launched the CPEA last year in an effort to boost regional cooperation on privacy enforcement. Fifteen Japanese agencies--including the Consumer Affairs Agency, the Cabinet Office, the National Police Agency and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs--have joined the CPEA's founding members. "The participation of privacy law enforcement authorities from Japan further strengthens APEC's cooperation arrangements to the benefit of consumers across the region," said Danièle Chatelois, chair of APEC's Data Privacy Subgroup.