APEC Privacy Framework being updated

APEC hopes to have an update of its privacy framework completed by the end of this year. The New Zealand Privacy Commissioner has undertaken the review as part of an Australia, Canada and New Zealand stocktake group.

Areas identified for strengthening include:

  • introducing the concept of privacy management programmes
  • adding breach notification to the list of remedies, and
  • outlining factors to be considered in balancing trade considerations when restricting cross-border transfers for privacy reasons.

See the full statement on the Privacy Commission website