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 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.

The 60th APPA Forum hosted by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, Sydney, Australia

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) hosted the 60th Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) forum from 30 November to 1 December 2023. The forum was attended by 18 APPA members. A number of guests and observers were also in attendance from around the globe, including from data protection authorities and other international networks. During the two-day forum, members, observers and guests shared and discussed a variety of common privacy issues, regulatory experiences, and enforcement challenges. Attendees also continued to build relationships, enhancing regulatory cooperation in the region. For details, see the 60th APPA Forum Communiqué.