GPD - Data Privacy and Protection

Global Privacy Division

(GPD)

Through BBB National Programs’ Global Privacy Division, businesses show their partners and customers that they put privacy first, no matter where they operate. Our programs serve as key elements of frameworks like the Cross-Border Privacy Rules and Privacy Shield, bridging gaps between divergent privacy and data protection regimes. By embracing our independent accountability mechanisms, participating businesses strengthen standards for data privacy and enhance consumer trust in the digital marketplace.

Program Impact

Respecting individuals' data privacy has never been more important, even as today’s global economy depends on that flow of data across borders. Building on decades of experience, our Global Privacy Division recognizes that cross-border privacy standards can only flourish on mechanisms that guarantee transparency, accountability, and trust.

 

 

Certification

Embracing robust privacy standards is achievable through guided reviews and hosted seals.

Monitoring

Ongoing technical and administrative monitoring helps businesses stay ahead.

Dispute Resolution

Our unique conciliation model uses transparent procedures trusted by consumers and businesses alike.

Our GPD Programs

 

Businesses that participate in our trusted Global Privacy Division programs know they are receiving first-class services along with up-to-date guidance on global privacy compliance obligations and standards from our deep bench of privacy experts.

 

 

 

BBB EU Privacy Shield

The chosen independent recourse mechanism of 1,000+ businesses to meet Privacy Shield compliance obligations and bring accountability to their public commitments. Learn More

Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) Program

An approved Accountability Agent in the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system helping data controllers demonstrate compliance with internationally recognized privacy standards. Apply Now

Privacy Recognition for Processors (PRP) Program

An approved Accountability Agent in the APEC Privacy Recognition for Processors (PRP) system helping eligible vendors demonstrate compliance with internationally recognized privacy standards. Apply Now

Vendor Privacy Program (VPP)

A certification program for vendors around the world to demonstrate their commitment to heightened and compatible data privacy principles. Apply Now

 

 

 

News & Blog

Statement

BBB National Programs’ Statement on Today’s European Commission Adoption of Standard Contractual Clauses for Cross-Border Data Transfer

McLean, VA, June 4, 2021 – Dona Fraser, Senior Vice President, Privacy Initiatives, BBB National Programs today issued the following statement: 

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Blog

Self-Regulation Is a Tool to Mitigate Litigation

Independent industry self-regulation, when developed and implemented properly, is a powerful tool for enhancing consumer trust in business and protecting consumers. And as we emerge from the reduced trust in government wreaked by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is time for independent industry self-regulation to help solve vexing business problems. In-house counsel can play an important leadership role in those efforts.
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Blog

Is Your Business Ready for Consumer Data Privacy Requests?

Businesses face many common pitfalls as they prepare to handle consumer privacy requests. They may be referred to as “data rights,” “data subject rights” (DSRs), or “data subject access rights” (DSARs). No matter what they are called, there are consistent themes in the best practices and pitfalls inherent in these essential elements of any privacy program.
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Blog

Getting Certified: Cisco Demonstrates Dedication to Customer Success through APEC Privacy Compliance

Cisco is an example of how a global company must navigate a variety of legal privacy regimes, while also being dedicated to leading the way on data privacy to maintain and further enhance a trusted relationship with its customers. To thread this needle, Cisco has chosen to rely on a third-party privacy certification offered by our team at BBB National Programs.
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