Memorandum of Understanding Between OAIC and PDPC

25 Mar 2020

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the PDPC and Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) was signed.

The MOU will jointly promote the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) System to improve awareness and participation, as well as encourage industries under the MOU to adopt the CBPR System.

Beyond APEC CBPR, this MOU will also enable Singapore and Australia to develop compatible and interoperable data transfer mechanisms which will allow businesses operating in both countries to transfer personal data more seamlessly across borders with the assurance that they meet the requisite regulations. The data protection authorities of Singapore and Australia will also work closely to coordinate and provide mutual assistance in joint investigations involving cross-border personal data incidents.