Holy Week 2017 Advisory for all Data Protection Officers in Government (DPO1)

April 11, 2017

The National Privacy Commission would like to remind all Data Protection Officers to ensure the security of personal data in their respective agencies’ care during the long weekend of Holy Week 2017 (13 to 16 April 2017). This is in order to prevent data breaches such as the one that occurred during the same period […]


Privacy Commission rallies support for data protection in government

April 6, 2017

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has called on Data Protection Officers (DPOs) in the public sector to get proactive in conducting their duty as watchdogs and advocates of the data privacy rights of Filipinos from within their respective organizations. Speaking to government data protection professionals on Wednesday at DPO1: The 1st Data Protection Officers’ Assembly, […]


A year after COMELEC breach: National Privacy Commission to hold first general assembly of Data Protection Officers

March 28, 2017

Photo by Marinel Mamac / PIAD. About a year after the Comeleak data breach, which exposed the personal data of over 55 million Filipino voters, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) is rallying Data Protection Officers (DPOs) from government agencies to adopt a proactive approach in the fight for data protection of citizens in a series […]


NPC starts probe into COMELEC’s 2nd large scale data breach; issues compliance order

February 20, 2017

Photo by Katrice Obrero / PIAD. The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has ordered the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) on Monday to take serious measures to address its data processing vulnerabilities after the computer of the Office of the Election Officer (OEO) in Wao, Lanao Del Sur was stolen last January 11, 2017. The stolen computer […]


Privacy Commission recommends criminal prosecution of Bautista over “Comeleak”

January 5, 2017

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. In its decision dated December 28, 2016 on NPC […]


PH Privacy Commission gets international accreditation

October 21, 2016

PH National Privacy Commission approved as full member of the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC) . Out of 12 data privacy authorities from as many countries that applied for membership this year, the Philippines was only one of five approved for full membership, meeting ICDPPC’s stringent standards for data protection and […]


Government Open Data to Improve with Data Sharing Directives

October 19, 2016

The free flow of information within the government is expected to improve with the issuance of the latest memorandum circular of the National Privacy Commission’s (NPC). (NPC MC 16-02) on Data Sharing Agreements Involving Government Agencies. This issuance from the NPC reinforces its mandate to support the free flow of information and safeguard the right […]


Stricter government handling of personal data ordered in Privacy Commission issuance

October 17, 2016

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”. According to Commissioner Raymund E. Liboro, the circular is […]


Privacy Commission Advisory on Yahoo Breach

September 24, 2016

Photo/Graphic Source: 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 […]


Privacy Act IRR released – NPC to educate public about privacy

August 30, 2016

Photo 1: (From Left to Right) Deputy Privacy Commissioner Dondi Mapa, Deputy Privacy Commissioner Ivy Patdu, and Privacy Commissioner and Chairman Raymund E. Liboro listened to inputs from health information and research stakeholders at a public consultation on R.A. 10173’s Implementing Rules and Regulations / Photo courtesy of Ramon Duremdes Jr. The Implementing Rules and […]


27 July 2016 version of the Proposed IRR

July 27, 2016

For the upcoming public consultation in Cebu this July 28, 2016, and those interested in seeing the latest version of the proposed implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (R.A. 10173). you can download the copy through this link: IRR Version 072716.pdf


Data Privacy Act. IRR Public Consultation – Cebu, 28 July 2016

July 26, 2016

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 protected] Register for the pubcon here: Access the draft IRR here: Access the E.O.10173 or the Data […]


National Privacy Commission Position on FOI EO

July 26, 2016

  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 […]


Data Privacy Act Cannot Be Used As Shield Against FOI

July 26, 2016

The Data Privacy Act of 2012 cannot be used by government officials as protection against the Freedom of Information Executive Order issued by President Duterte last week, this was said by the Data Privacy Commission” in a position paper in reaction to concerns that the Data Privacy Act will be used by Government Officials to […]


Invitation to Comment: Proposed Implementing Rules and Regulations of The Data Privacy Act

July 19, 2016

The Data Privacy Act of 2012 is the law for the protection of individual personal information in information and communications system in both government and private sector.  We recognize the need to support the free flow of information for national development, while safeguarding the fundamental right of every individual to privacy. The National Privacy Commission […]