The Importance of Cross Border Data Flows: Utilizing the APEC CBPR System

Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath, Charge d’Affaires, US Embassy in Singapore; Jason Bay, Director, Industry/Economic Regulation/International Strategy, Ministry of Communications and Information; Yeong Zee Kin, Deputy Commissioner, Personal Data Protection Commission, Singapore; Panelists: Ken Chia, Principal, Baker & McKenzie; Seow Hiong Goh, Executive Director, Global Policy and Government Affairs, Asia Pacific, Cisco Systems; Huey Tan, APAC Senior Privacy Counsel, Apple; Moderated by: Ambassador Mike Michalak, Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director, U.S. ASEAN Business Council

Venue : National Library Board, Possibility Room, Level 5, 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064

Date : June 14, 2017

Time : 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Price : $0.00

Description

Event is FULL
Interested parties will be placed on waitlist. For more queries, please email ssoh@amcham.org.sg.


We would like to invite you and/or members of your team to join us for an interactive program on the importance of cross border data flows and Singapore’s intent to participate in the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules System.  By 2025, products and services that rely on cross border data flows will add $1 trillion annually to the global economy.  Don’t get left behind!

 

The seminar will take place on Wednesday, June 14th, from 2:30pm - 5:00pm. During which, you’ll hear from U.S. and Singapore government officials on the importance of cross border data flows and the APEC CBPR System, keynote remarks on the impact of cross border data flows on the international economy, and a panel discussion led by the US-ASEAN Business Council featuring private sector companies discussing why they chose to self-certify under the APEC CBPR System.   

 

Please register to attend in the program and have an opportunity to hear directly from the U.S. and Singapore government about what the APEC CBPR System means to you and your company and how to participate. 

 

 

About the APEC CBPR system

 

The APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system, endorsed by APEC Leaders in 2011, is a voluntary accountability-based system, for both governments and companies, to facilitate secure data flows among APEC economies. The CBPR system has four main components:

  • Recognizing organizations wishing to become an APEC CBPR system Accountability Agent;
  • A process for APEC governments and private sector companies that wish to be certified as APEC CBPR system compliant by a third-party CBPR system certified Accountability Agent;
  • Well defined criteria utilized by certified Accountability Agents that review an organizations response and ability to properly secure data according to the 9 APEC CBPR system principles; and
  • A regulatory cooperative arrangement that ensures each of the APEC CBPR system program requirements are enforceable by participating APEC economies.



Program Outline


Time

Programme

02:30 p.m. – 03.00 p.m.

Registration & Networking

 

03.00 p.m. – 03:05 p.m.

Opening Remarks by Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath, Charge d’Affaires, US Embassy in Singapore

 

03:05 p.m. – 03:10 p.m.

Opening Remarks by Jason Bay, Director, Industry/Economic Regulation/International Strategy, Ministry of Communications and Information

 

03:10 p.m. – 03:20 p.m.

Keynote Speech by U.S.Embassy, Singapore – Promoting Cross Border Data Flows and Digital Trade

 

03:20 p.m. – 03:30 p.m.

Keynote Speech by Yeong Zee Kin, Deputy Commissioner, Personal Data Protection Commission, Singapore – How Singapore Deals With Cross Border Data Flows

 

03:30 p.m. – 04:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Importance of Free Flow of Cross-Border Data and Innovation

 

Moderator: Ambassador Mike Michalak, Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director, U.S. ASEAN Business Council

 

Panelists:

Ken Chia, Principal, Baker & McKenzie

Seow Hiong Goh, Executive Director, Global Policy and Government Affairs, Asia Pacific, Cisco Systems

Huey Tan, APAC Senior Privacy Counsel, Apple

 

04:30 p.m. – 04:35 p.m.

Closing Remarks by U.S. Embassy

 

04:35 p.m. – 05:00 p.m.

Networking

 


Supported by AmCham's Government & Regional Affairs, Information & Communications Technology and Marketing & Communications Committees

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