Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) is the principal forum for privacy authorities in the Asia Pacific Region to form partnerships and exchange ideas about privacy regulation, new technologies and the management of privacy enquiries and complaints.
APPA convenes twice a year, discussing permanent agenda items like jurisdictional reports from each delegation and an initiative-sharing roundtable.
Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) was formerly known as PANZA and PANZA+ (Privacy Agencies of New Zealand and Australia plus Hong Kong and Korea).
Following an internal review of PANZA+ during 2005, the participants agreed to update the Forum. A title more accurately reflecting the composition of the group was adopted and a formal structure was put in place to assist the Forum to engage strongly on privacy matters in the region.
The Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) includes Australia (federal), New South Wales, Victoria, Northern Territory, Hong Kong, Korea, New Zealand, Canada (federal) and British Columbia.
Privacy Awareness Week is an annual promotion by APPA. www.privacyawarenessweek.org for international events and activities.
View the results of the recent APPA social networking survey.
View the Communique from the 37th APPA forum hosted by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong in Hong Kong on 14-15 June 2012.
View the Communique from the 36th APPA forum hosted by the office of the Victorian Privacy Commissioner in Melbourne, Australia on 1-2 December 2011.