The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) has announced that the UK has been awarded Associate status in the Global Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) Forum. In its press release, the government claims the development will unlock opportunities for the UK to collaborate with global partners on international data flows, as well as helping to shape practical solutions in building a global data transfer system. The Forum seeks to support international data transfers between member countries by safeguarding standards on data protection and privacy. With Associate status, the UK can now play an active role in driving cooperation with member nations, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, and Australia.
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