Ivy D. Patdu, Deputy Commissioner of the National Privacy Commission, is a physician, a lawyer and a health privacy advocate.
She has been involved in policy development and health research since 2003. Before joining the Commission, she worked with the National Telehealth Center of the University of the Philippines-Manila in establishing legal frameworks for Telemedicine, use of electronic health records, and other eHealth initiatives. She is a member of the National Health Data Privacy Experts Group of the National eHealth Program. She was tapped primarily to assist in the development of the “Privacy Guidelines for the Philippine Health Information Exchange”, one of the first sectoral privacy regulation in the country. She developed and reviewed health policies as part of the Management Committee of the Ospital ng Muntinlupa and through various consultancy works for the private sector. She likewise served as member of the Institutional Review Board of the Asian Hospital and Medical Center. In 2016, she was chosen to participate in the Global Digital Leader’s Exchange, as part of the International Visitors Leadership Program.
She practiced health law, handling risk management for healthcare providers and serving as lawyer for doctors and hospitals. She also practiced clinical forensic medicine as a physician for medico-legal patients. She has been member of the academe since 2011, teaching Legal Medicine in the Ateneo de Manila School of Law, San Beda College of Law, Alabang and Far Eastern University Institute of Law. She has contributed in publications through her works in Data Privacy, Physician and Hospital Liability, Health Information Privacy, Telemedicine and e-Health.
She graduated 5th honorable mention from the Philippine Science High School. She finished her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine under the Integrated Liberal Arts and Medicine Program where she was awarded the “Gawad ng Dekano for Public Speaking and Debate.” She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo de Manila School of Law, where she graduated with Scholastic Second Honors and ranked 10th in her graduating class.