Global Privacy Division
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 (soon to be the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework), 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.
Transitioning to the Data Privacy Framework
BBB National Programs is awaiting further guidance from the Department of Commerce to finalize our EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework program (learn more). If your business is not a Privacy Shield participant, or has left the program and is looking to return, please contact us. To get on the mailing list for updates as information is available, subscribe to the Privacy Initiatives newsletter.
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.
CertificationEmbracing robust privacy standards is achievable through guided reviews and hosted seals.
MonitoringOngoing technical and administrative monitoring helps businesses stay ahead.
Dispute ResolutionOur 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.
EU-U.S. Privacy Shield/Data Privacy FrameworkThe chosen independent recourse mechanism of 1,000+ businesses to meet Privacy Shield and Data Privacy Framework compliance obligations and bring accountability to their public commitments. Learn More
Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) ProgramAn 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) ProgramAn 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
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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.
Shifting Global Privacy Demands For Business: What Leaders Need To Know
As businesses continue to develop new and innovative technologies, they are also collecting more data from consumers. While we await for additional guidance on the future of Privacy Shield, business and nonprofit leaders can take some lessons from Schrems I to help them prepare for what is to come.Read more
Two Peas in a Privacy Pod: Global CBPR and the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework
One of the unique benefits of the Global CBPR System is the substantial overlap with the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework (EU-U.S. DPF). The nearly 78% alignment in key requirement areas means that certifying through one system will help an organization comply with requirements of the other, saving time, money, and valuable resources while pursuing both certifications.Read more
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?Read more
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) and Privacy Recognition for Processors (PRP) certifications?