GPD - Data Privacy and Protection

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 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.





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.




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


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 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.




Data Privacy Framework Services

The chosen independent recourse mechanism of 1,000+ businesses to meet Data Privacy Framework Program 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. Learn More




News & Blog


Data Privacy Framework (DPF) is Here – Now What?

The Data Privacy Framework (DPF) program is now in effect, replacing Privacy Shield as the mechanism to allow the safe, seamless transfer of personal data from the EU to the U.S. in compliance with EU law. The IAPP’s Cobun Zweifel-Keegan joins us to explain the current landscape of cross-border data transfer privacy, break down the launch of the DPF program and what it means for U.S....

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The ABCs of DPF and GDPR

Easing data flows across the Atlantic, the EU-U.S. DPF satisfies requirements outlined under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), helping companies avoid steep fines.
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The UK Extension: Implications for International Data Transfers

The UK Extension to the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework (DPF) took effect, permitting the flow of personal data from the UK to the U.S. without the need for further safeguards and making UK coverage accessible for companies of all sizes. The UK Extension signals its commitment and enthusiasm for sustainable data flows.
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Ring in the New Year with Data Privacy Framework

If you are a multinational business or interacting with clients, service providers, or contractors in the EU, your business is likely processing data of EU consumers. Companies have realized they can remove the headache of managing the process by leveraging a third-party accountability agent, such as BBB National Programs, to do the heavy lifting.
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