The 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Member Economies have unanimously approved TRUSTe as an Accountability Agent for its Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) System. The CBPR System is a self-regulatory code of conduct addressing cross-border data flow between member economies; currently Japan, Mexico and the U.S. participate in the program. “As an Accountability Agent, TRUSTe will continue to review, certify, monitor and enforce the privacy practices of participating U.S.-based companies or subsidiaries to ensure compliance with the CBPR system,” the release states. Meanwhile, the Belgium Privacy Commission has approved the Binding Corporate Rules of Johnson Controls.
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