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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.

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.

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Communiqué from the 45th APPA Forum in Singapore

The 45th Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) Forum was hosted by the Personal Data Protection Commission, Singapore on 21–22 July 2016. Attended by APPA members, invited observers and guests, the two-day event generated discussions on personal data protection and privacy trends and developments.

For more information about the 45th APPA Forum, including the issues that were discussed, see the Communiqué.

Group photo of the APPA forum participants
APPA members at the 45th APPA forum, Singapore

Next meeting — 46th APPA Forum

The 46th APPA Forum will be hosted by the National Institute for Transparency, Access to Information and Personal Data Protection, Mexico from 30 November to 2 December 2016 in Manzanillo, Colima. For more information about the upcoming forum, contact the APPA Secretariat.

Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities welcome new member Japan

Victoria, BC, Canada — The Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) are pleased to welcome Japan’s Personal Information Protection Commission (PPC) as a new member.

The Personal Information Protection Commission, Japan is the 19th privacy and data protection authority to join APPA. It will participate as a full member for the first time at the 45th APPA Forum in Singapore on 21-22 July 2016.

Read the full media release