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Welcome to the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) website. APPA is a forum for privacy authorities in the Asia Pacific region. It gives privacy authorities in the region an opportunity to form partnerships, discuss best practices and to share information on emerging technology, trends and changes to privacy regulation.

On this website, you can find a number of privacy resources and information about APPA’s bi-annual forum, Privacy Awareness Week and contact details for members.

Communiqué from the 46th APPA Forum in Mexico

The 46th APPA Forum was hosted by the National Institute for Transparency, Access to Information and Personal Data Protection (INAI), Mexico, on 30 November - 2 December 2016. During the two day forum, APPA members, invited observers and guests discussed a range of matters including:

For more information about the 46th APPA Forum, including the issues that were discussed, see the Communiqué.

Group photo of the APPA forum participants
APPA members at the 46th APPA forum, Mexico

Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities welcome new member Philippines

Victoria, BC, Canada — The Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) are pleased to welcome the Philippine’s National Privacy Commission (NPC) as a new member.

The National Privacy Commission is the 20th privacy and data protection authority to join APPA. It will participate as a full member for the first time at the 46th APPA Forum in Mexico on November 30th, December 1st and 2nd.

Read the full media release