Founded in 1992, the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities Forum (APPA) is the principal forum for privacy authorities in the Asia Pacific Region to form partnerships and exchange ideas about privacy regulation, new technologies and the management of privacy enquiries and complaints.
APPA members convene twice a year to discuss permanent agenda items like jurisdictional reports from each delegation and an initiative-sharing roundtable. Topical issues canvassed by forums have included privacy and security, a World Anti-Doping Code, cross-jurisdictional law enforcement in the Pacific Rim, privacy legislation amendments, cryptography and personal data privacy.
Privacy enforcement authorities based in the Asia Pacific region are eligible to be APPA members in one of three ways. They can be: