EU, APEC Officials Unveil Tool To Marry Privacy Principles

Law360, Washington (March 6, 2014, 9:35 PM EST) -- Data protection regulators from the European Union and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation on Thursday stepped up efforts to find common ground on vastly different privacy regimes, releasing a tool to help companies reconcile principles in the regions and an agreement to boost enforcement cooperation between the U.S. and U.K.

During the International Association of Privacy Professionals annual summit in Washington, D.C., representatives from APEC and the EU’s Article 29 Working Party unveiled “Referential,” a new tool that maps the APEC cross-border privacy rules to the EU’s binding...
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