Press Release

Revise framework conducive for e-commerce environment

04/03/2018

The APEC Data Privacy Subgroup of the Electronic Commerce Steering Group (ECSG) is looking forward to revising the APEC Privacy Framework (2015), which aims at promoting electronic commerce throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

The APEC Data Privacy Subgroup of the Electronic Commerce Steering Group (ECSG) is looking forward to revising the APEC Privacy Framework (2015), which aims at promoting electronic commerce throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

The ECSG is promoting the development and use of e-commerce by supporting creation of legal, regulatory and policy environments in the APEC region that are predictable, transparent and consistent. With the rapid growth in the amount of trade conducted electronically, e-commerce has transformed many industrial sectors with the way business is done.

It recognizes the importance of public-private collaboration in developing an environment that is conducive to e-commerce and encourages active participation and contribution from private sectors.

It also works towards enabling economies across all levels of development to be able to utilize information and communication technologies (ICTs) to drive economic growth and social development.

The subgroup started off discussions on Cross-Border Privacy Rules System, current issues affecting data privacy, the updated APEC Privacy Framework, and other work plans.