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Forums and seminars

The 50th Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) Forum will be hosted by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and will take place in Wellington, New Zealand, on 3-4 December 2018.

APPA, formed in 1992, is the principal forum for privacy and data protection 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 members convene twice a year, discussing permanent agenda items like jurisdictional reports from each delegation and an initiative-sharing roundtable. At each forum, members discuss and focus on different topical issues. In the past, these have included the challenge of balancing privacy and security, a World Anti-Doping Code, cross-jurisdictional law enforcement in the Asia Pacific, cryptography, social media, international data transfer and the de-identification of data.

More information on APPA can be found at the official website: www.appaforum.org.

APPA delegate information

Public events

Venues and accommodation

Visiting New Zealand