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Singapore Welcomes Establishment Of The Global Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) Forum


Singapore welcomes the establishment of the Global Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CPBR) Forum and the invitation to join as a founding member.

Internet traffic continues to grow strongly as more activities take place digitally1, underpinned by the movement of data across borders. With the rise of digital activities and data movement across borders, Singapore has put in place various data protection measures such as the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) to safeguard individuals' personal data. The Global CBPR Forum will enable trusted and secure data flows, help businesses reach wider markets and gain tangible benefits from digital trade, facilitate research and innovation to complement Singapore's efforts in this area, and enable businesses to comply with data privacy regulations.

This was also why Singapore2 joined the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CBPR and Privacy Recognition for Processors (PRP) Systems (the APEC Systems)3, formed in 2011 to establish a harmonised data protection standard across the Asia-Pacific to facilitate data transfers among organisations in participating APEC economies.

The Global CBPR Forum will build on the APEC Systems and enhance interoperability between different data protection and privacy frameworks in Singapore. It will enable certified organisations to transfer data seamlessly across borders to more economies, including non-APEC jurisdictions while applying the same high standards of data protection and privacy as the APEC Systems.

Singapore will continue to work with all partners in both the APEC Systems and the Global CBPR Forum. As Singapore’s Accountability Agent, IMDA will continue to work closely with our certified organisations to onboard them to the Global CBPR Forum.



Issued by the Infocomm Media Development Authority

About Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) leads Singapore’s digital transformation with infocomm media. To do this, IMDA will develop a dynamic digital economy and a cohesive digital society, driven by an exceptional infocomm media (ICM) ecosystem – by developing talent, strengthening business capabilities, and enhancing Singapore's ICM infrastructure. IMDA also regulates the telecommunications and media sectors to safeguard consumer interests while fostering a pro-business environment, and enhances Singapore’s data protection regime through the Personal Data Protection Commission.

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