Praxis Elevates Focus on Data Privacy and Protection with Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Cross Border Privacy Rules system (APEC CBPRs) Certification

Buffalo, NY – Praxis Communications, a full-service patient recruitment agency that specializes in optimizing patient enrollment for research studies, announces it has completed its certification under the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Cross Border Privacy Rules system (APEC CBPRs), a member-backed data privacy certification that bridges differing national privacy laws that companies can join to demonstrate their accountability within the APEC region. 

As one of only a few companies worldwide and the first small businesses in the U.S. to meet the APEC Privacy Framework requirements, Praxis maintains its commitment to protecting the privacy of clients, sponsors and patients, with regards to the cross-border flows of personal information.

“We are proud to accomplish the APEC CBPRs certification, which represents a high level of commitment to protect and secure personal information that we collect and process on behalf of our clients,” said John Fletcher, director of IT and the company’s data protection officer for Praxis. “It is imperative today to be able to demonstrate a high level of compliance to protect our clients across the globe and the sensitive data that we collect and process in those APEC member economies.” There are currently eight participating APEC economies: USA, Mexico, Japan, Canada, Singapore, the Republic of Korea, Australia, and Chinese Taipei.

In order to obtain certification, Praxis had been required to follow a robust list of privacy policies and practices within the APEC Privacy Framework, which were reviewed and verified by accountability agent TRUSTe, a wholly owned subsidiary of privacy compliance technology company, TrustArc.

In addition to its APEC certification, Praxis participates in and has certified its compliance with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework for all onward transfers of personal data from the EU. Praxis also complies with the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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About Praxis Communications

Praxis Communications provides focused patient recruitment and retention solutions to the world’s leading pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies. As each trial is unique, so is each Praxis patient recruitment program. Founded in 2002, Praxis is headquartered in Buffalo, NY. For more information, visit  

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