The Global CBPR Forum was established on April 21, 2022, by Canada, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, and the United States of America, as current economies participating in the APEC CBPR System, to support the free flow of data and effective data protection and privacy globally.
The Global CBPR Forum seeks to:
- Establish and promote adoption of the Global Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) System and Global Privacy Recognition for Processors (PRP) System to facilitate data protection and free flow of data globally;
- share best practices and promote cooperation on data protection and privacy; and
- pursue interoperability with other data protection and privacy frameworks.
The 2022 Global CBPR Declaration and the Global CBPR Framework set forth the principles and objectives of the Forum, including the Global CBPR Privacy Principles upon which the Global CBPR System and Global PRP System are to be designed.
The Global CBPR Forum engages with stakeholders in the course of its work to ensure that it is kept up-to-date on the latest developments in this field.
How is the Global CBPR Forum related to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CBPR and Privacy Recognition for Processors (PRP) Systems?
The Global CBPR Forum intends to establish an international certification system based on the APEC CBPR and PRP Systems, but the system will be independently administered and separate from the APEC Systems. The founding members of the Global CBPR Forum will consult with Accountability Agents and certified companies in the APEC Systems to formally transition operations from APEC to the Global CBPR Forum and will provide at least 30 days’ notice to Accountability Agents.
What if my business is currently certified or is interested in becoming certified in the APEC CBPR or the PRP Systems?
APEC CBPR and PRP certifications will continue to be provided through APEC-approved Accountability Agents until further notice. The founding members of the Global CBPR Forum that are currently participants in the APEC CBPR System plan to transition operations of the CBPR and PRP Systems from APEC to the Global CBPR Forum and will provide at least 30 days’ notice to Accountability Agents. All approved Accountability Agents and certified companies will automatically be recognized in the new Global CBPR Forum based on the same terms that they are recognized within the APEC CBPR and PRP Systems. Please contact your Accountability Agent for more information on the transition to the Global CBPR Forum.
How can I participate in the Global CBPR Forum?
The Global CBPR Forum members welcome consultations with jurisdictions that accept the objectives and principles of the Global CBPR Forum to identify alignment with CBPR System requirements.