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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 44th APPA Forum in Macao

In early December 2015, APPA delegates met in Macao for the 44th APPA Forum. The meeting which was hosted by the Office for Personal Data Protection, Macao, was attended by representatives from 13 privacy authorities and included observers from Government, industry and civil society.

For more information about the 44th APPA Forum, including the issues that were discussed, see the Communiqué.

Group photo of the APPA forum participants
APPA members at the 44th APPA forum, Macao

Next meeting — 45th APPA Forum

In July 2016, the Personal Data Protection Commissioner, Singapore will host the 45th APPA Forum. This will be the first time the forum is held in Singapore. For more information about the upcoming forum, contact the APPA Secretariat.

Privacy Awareness Week 2016

This year, Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) will be held throughout May. For more information about PAW and to see the different activities that will be taking place across the region, visit Privacy Awareness Week.