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.

56th APPA Forum hosted by the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia (OIPC-BC) hosted the 56th Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) forum from November 30-December 2, 2021. The forum was attended by 18 APPA members. A number of guests were also in attendance from around the globe, including other data protection authorities, and observers from industry, government, academia, and civil society. Over three days, members discussed several common privacy issues and enforcement challenges, shared their knowledge and experience, and continued to build relationships with a view towards enhanced cooperation. Discussions focused on four key themes: enabling cross border data flows, guidance and enforcement, virtual health care, and the COVID-19 pandemic. For details, see the 56th APPA Forum Communiqué.