On Monday, 17 April, the US Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration issued a press release revealing the UK government had announced that it had submitted an application to become an associate in the Global Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) Forum. The announcement was made by Susannah Storey, Director General for Digital, Tech and Telecoms Group in the UK Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT), during a CBPR Forum meeting in London. If the UK's application is accepted, it will be the first new jurisdiction to join the CBPR since it was established last year.
Earlier in the week, the CBPR Forum opened its doors to participation in other jurisdictions.
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