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TrustArc now offers APEC privacy certification for data processors

GRC Announcements | October 5, 2018

Data-privacy management company TrustArc has expanded its offerings to include the new Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Privacy Recognition for Processors Certification. As the only approved U.S. provider, TrustArc, via its TRUSTe subsidiary, is the first company authorized as an Accountability Agent to offer the new certification, which enables companies who operate as data processors to demonstrate their high commitment to privacy and data protection standards recognized across the 21 member APEC economic region.

The APEC Privacy Framework, which includes both the new Privacy Recognition for Processors (PRP) certification for data processors, and the Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) certification for data controllers, were developed by governments and regulators within APEC. Over the past year, more economies, including South Korea and Singapore, have announced participation in the system, making...

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