The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation is set to boost the status of its Cross-Border Privacy Rules program in the U.S. APEC has announced that certification firm Schellman & Company is the newest CBPR accountability agent in the U.S. following approval from a joint oversight panel. Accountability agents work to ensure companies operating within the 21 APEC member economies have compliant privacy practices and policies in place. Schellman joins TrustArc subsidiary TRUSTe as the only U.S.-based accountability agent for the CBPR program while it’s just the third agent worldwide. In this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor, the IAPP's Joe Duball talks with a representative from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration and Schellman Principal Debbie Zaller, CIPP/US, about the news.
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