In another demonstration of its intent to become a serious player in privacy issues, the Federal Communications Commission has joined the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities in order to foster collaboration with regional privacy enforcement authorities on issues of data privacy, consumer protection, and cross-jurisdiction law enforcement.  The FCC will now meet twice a year with representatives from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Peru, Singapore, and New Zealand to discuss privacy regulations and share ideas for managing privacy inquiries and complaints.  The fact that the FCC has ballyhooed its joining what is essentially just a talk shop shows that the Commission really wants to communicate that it is a force to be reckoned with on privacy.