Welcome to the Common Thread Network (CTN) website

The Common Thread Network is a forum for data protection and privacy authorities of Commonwealth countries. It has been established to promote cross-border cooperation and build capacity by sharing knowledge on emerging trends, regulatory changes and best practices for effective data protection.

On this website, you can find a number of resources on privacy and data protection in the Commonwealth and information about the network, its goals and programme of work as well as a profile of all of its members.

About the network

From promoting good privacy practices to encouraging cross border co-operation, find out more about the network and what we’re doing.


Our membership includes a growing number of Commonwealth countries as members and observers.

Guidance and research

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