The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has found that the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) violated the Data Privacy Act of 2012; and has recommended the criminal prosecution of Chairman J. Andres D. Bautista, for the data breach that occurred between 20 and 27 of March last year.… read more
PH Privacy Commission Gets International Accreditation
The Philippines’ newly formed data protection and privacy authority, The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has received international recognition for its data protection regime from several notable international authorities. The NPC was created March of this year.… read more
The free-flow of information within the government is expected to improve with the National Privacy Commission’s (NPC) issuance of its latest memorandum circular (NPC MC 16-02) on Data Sharing Agreements Involving Government Agencies.
This latest issuance from the NPC reinforces its mandate to support the free-flow of information and safeguard the right to privacy of information.… read more
Personal data in the hands of government offices and all branches of government including state-run schools and colleges are expected to be made more secure with the issuance of the National Privacy Commission’s (NPC) first memorandum circular (#16-001) on the “Security of Personal Data in Government”. … read more
The National Privacy Commission (NPC) would like to reiterate the recommendations of Yahoo and cybersecurity experts to Yahoo users to change their passwords on their Yahoo accounts.
This follows after the compromise of half a billion user accounts from Yahoo’s servers in 2014 that was only discovered and confirmed by Yahoo this week.… read more
PR – NPC 30082016
The Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 10173 or the Data Privacy Act (DPA) of 2012 was officially submitted to the Presidential Communications Office (PCO) for publication on the Official Gazette by the National Privacy Commission (NPC) after several months of public consultations nationwide with various stakeholders.… read more
This might be your last chance for a face to face public consultation on the IRR. This one will happen in Cebu. for those who can’t make it, feel free to send us an email at email@example.com
Register for the pubcon here: http://bit.ly/2acM0lc
Access the draft IRR here: http://www.gov.ph/2016/06/20/irr-data-privacy-act-2012/
Access the E.O.10173 or the Data Privacy Act of 2012 here: http://www.gov.ph/2012/08/15/republic-act-no-10173/
for more information you can contact the Foundation for Media Alternatives at firstname.lastname@example.org or +632 435-6684
The National Privacy Commission lauds the signing of the Executive Order on the Freedom of Information as an important step towards greater transparency and people’s participation in government. The right to information on matters of public concern is a fundamental right provided in the Constitution and the right to privacy must always be balanced with the right of the people to be provided information on matters that affect their lives.… read more