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U.S. ANNOUNCES PARTICIPATION IN APEC CROSS-BORDER PRIVACY RULES SYSTEM

            The United States recently took a significant step to enhance electronic commerce and to further open markets and regional trade in the Asia-Pacific region.  On July 26, 2012, Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank announced that the U.S. would participate in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (APEC) Cross-Border Privacy Rules System.  The U.S. was approved as the first formal participant and the Federal Trade Commission was approved as the first privacy enforcement authority.  The APEC Privacy Rules System is a self-regulatory initiative that is intended to enhance the protection of consumer data that is transferred between the U.S. and other members of APEC.   Read More ›

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Courtney Rogers Perrin practices in the Nashville office as a member of the Firm’s Electronic Payments and Blockchain practice groups. She assists clients with regulatory compliance, contract negotiations, acquisitions and fund formation relating to credit card processing and fintech enterprises, including smart contracts and virtual currency matters.

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