Philippine Data Privacy

Personal information is the new oil of the digital age, it became the foundation of growth and development of some companies and individuals. It became the primary mover of our economy, as Chairman Liboro said. To protect and strengthen the right to privacy of Filipinos a law was passed.

Republic Act No. 10173, also known as the Data Privacy Act of 2012, was signed into law on August 15, 2012, with the intention to put an end to unwarranted, indiscriminate and malicious disclosure of personal information. The law mandates government agencies, private sectors and individuals processing personal information to establish reasonable and adequate securities to avoid theft, loss, or abuse of the information.

The Data Privacy Act (DPA) also gave rise to the Data Protection Officer (DPO) and Chief Officer for Privacy (COP) which cultivate the privacy rights of data subjects (individuals protected under the DPA) to companies holding a large amount of personal information. DPOs/COPs should be capable of cultivating “Privacy by Design” in a company, and not merely “Privacy by Compliance”.

In this website, I will tackle as much as possible how to keep up with the DPA, its Implementing Rules and Regulations, Circulars, Advisory and other issuance of NPC. Including the latest development in about privacy and practical tips for compliance. Make sure to regularly visit the website to keep track of our updates as we regularly tackle timely and pressing issues in the data privacy sphere, or drop a message at ytadens@gmail.com for any concerns.

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