It has become commonplace to talk about compliance becoming more and more of a challenge amidst the increasing complexities and fragmentation of regulations worldwide. Data protection compliance is no exception. As new requirements continue to mushroom across the globe with escalating frequency and accompanied by heightened repercussions for any failure to meet expected standards, global companies are now, more than ever, seeking ways to simplify their compliance strategy while demonstrating accountability to individuals, customers and regulators.

It is against this backdrop that healthcare organisations with multinational or even international operational footprints may want to consider certification to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR). The APEC CBPR, and its forthcoming successor, the Global CBPR, have a wide geographical reach which can facilitate more multilateral transborder data flows. Additionally, certification can be used for comprehensive domestic privacy compliance and accountability programs.

Squire Patton Boggs attorneys Alan Friel, Charmian Aw, and Shea Leitch discuss the benefits of CBPR certification, and factors to consider when determining whether such certification is appropriate for your organization, on our Privacy World blog, available here.