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 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

Press Release

BBB National Programs’ Statement on Executive Order to Implement the European Union-U.S. Data Privacy Framework

McLean, VA – October 07, 2022 – Dona Fraser, BBB National Programs’ Senior Vice President, Privacy Initiatives, issued the following statement today on the Biden Administration’s Executive Order to implement U.S. commitments under the European Union-U.S. Data Privacy Framework.

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Blog

From Regional to Global: The CBPR System Goes Global

Recently we wrote about the objectives of the Global Forum, APEC, the APEC Framework, and the APEC CBPR System. This blog addresses the transition from the APEC CBPR System to the Global CBPR System. What are the unique benefits for participants?
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The U.S. Takes a Huge Next Step Towards GDPR Adequacy

In this post, we break down the recent Executive Order regarding the EU-US Data Privacy Framework, issued October 7. While this is a huge step towards adequacy under the GDPR, the process has just begun. The EO will serve as the legal basis for the European Commission to make a new adequacy decision.
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From Regional to Global: Profiling the Expansion of CBPR

In this series, we are going to explore how the newly formed CBPR Global Forum came to be and how it will complement other privacy frameworks to promote the free flow of data internationally.
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