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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 47th APPA Forum in Australia

The 47th APPA Forum was hosted by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner on 10 – 11 July 2017. Built around the theme of ‘interoperability’, APPA 47 continued to encourage partnerships and collobation in support of privacy regulation in the global digital age. Across the two days, APPA members and invited speakers discussed a range of contemporary topics including: data breach notification schemes; privacy law reform; de-identification and emerging techniques; big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning and data protection.

For more information about the 47th APPA Forum, including the issues that were discussed, see the Communiqué.

Group photo of the APPA forum participants
APPA members at the 47th APPA forum, Australia