Meeting with the Department of Commerce (DOC) senior staff

The DOC’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia Global Markets, International Trade Administration Diane Farrell visited the Personal Information Protection Commission (PPC) on September 5, 2016, and had an exchange of views with the PPC’s Secretary General Mari Sonoda.

Sonoda explained to Farrell the PPC’s ongoing work toward enforcement of the amended Act on the Protection of Personal Information, and both parties agreed to cooperate in furthering the interest in and growth of the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) System by jointly leading adoption of the APEC CBPR in common recognition of the importance of continuing regular meetings and close coordination between the PPC and the Department of Commerce.

From left, Ms. Farrell, Mr. Wylegala, and Ms. Sonoda