Neutral Partners is your premier information security readiness consulting firm, specializing in helping organizations align with internationally recognized standards and regulations, such as the APEC Privacy Framework. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing unparalleled support, ensuring your organization achieves and maintains a robust privacy posture in compliance with the APEC Privacy Framework.

What is the APEC Privacy Framework?

The APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Privacy Framework is a set of principles designed to promote the effective and responsible handling of personal information across the Asia-Pacific region. The Framework seeks to balance the protection of individual privacy with the free flow of information necessary for regional economic growth. The APEC Privacy Framework comprises nine privacy principles that cover various aspects of personal information management, including collection, use, disclosure, and security.

Who should consider aligning with the APEC Privacy Framework?

Organizations operating in the Asia-Pacific region that collect, process, or store personal information can benefit from aligning with the APEC Privacy Framework. This includes businesses in various industries such as finance, healthcare, technology, and more. The Framework is particularly valuable for organizations that engage in cross-border data transfers and seek to demonstrate their commitment to responsible data handling practices.

Benefits of aligning with the APEC Privacy Framework

Enhanced privacy posture

Implementing the APEC Privacy Framework’s principles helps organizations establish a comprehensive and systematic approach to managing personal information, ensuring the protection of individuals’ privacy rights.
Improved customer trust: Alignment with the APEC Privacy Framework demonstrates an organization’s commitment to responsible data handling practices, helping build trust with customers, partners, and stakeholders.

Facilitated cross-border data transfers

By adhering to the APEC Privacy Framework, organizations can more easily engage in cross-border data transfers, which can streamline business operations and promote regional economic growth.

How Neutral Partners can help

Managed Compliance

Our end-to-end APEC Privacy Framework compliance program management ensures that your organization maintains a robust privacy posture at all times. We assist you in implementing the necessary policies, processes, and controls, monitor your ongoing compliance, and provide guidance on continuous improvement. Our expert team takes the burden off your shoulders, allowing you to focus on your core business operations.

Readiness Assessment

Our Readiness Assessment service identifies and remediates gaps in your privacy posture, ensuring complete alignment with the APEC Privacy Framework principles. Our experienced consultants comprehensively analyze your existing personal information management practices, compare them to the framework’s requirements, and provide actionable recommendations for addressing any identified gaps

Internal Audit

Our Internal Audit service evaluates the effectiveness of your privacy controls, ensuring that your organization complies with the APEC Privacy Framework. Our skilled auditors thoroughly examine your organization’s privacy policies, procedures, and controls, identifying any areas of non-conformance and providing recommendations for improvement.

Risk Assessment

Our Risk Assessment service identifies and prioritizes privacy risks to your personal information assets, ensuring that you implement appropriate controls in line with the APEC Privacy Framework principles. We evaluate your organization’s unique privacy risk landscape, considering threats, vulnerabilities, and the potential impact on your business. Based on this analysis, we help you develop a risk treatment plan that addresses the most significant risks, ensuring your privacy practices remain effective and resilient.

Policy Development

Our Policy Development service creates tailored privacy policies and procedures that align with the APEC Privacy Framework, ensuring that your organization meets the requirements. We work closely with your team to develop customized documentation, considering your specific business needs, goals, and operational processes. This service ensures that your organization has a solid foundation for compliance with the APEC Privacy Framework.

Tabletop Exercise

Our Tabletop Exercise service designs and facilitates custom tabletop exercises to test your organization’s incident response capabilities in the context of the APEC Privacy Framework. These exercises simulate actual data privacy incidents, allowing your team to practice their response strategies and identify areas for improvement. By participating in our expert-led tabletop exercises, your organization can strengthen its incident response capabilities and ensure preparedness for real-world privacy events.

Get Started

Achieving and maintaining alignment with the APEC Privacy Framework is essential for your organization’s privacy and success. Partner with Neutral Partners to benefit from our expertise and dedicated support in navigating the complexities of the framework. Contact us today to begin your journey toward a robust data privacy posture.