Privacy Commissioner Naga heeds House Speaker Romualdez’s ‘Clarion Call’ on Cyberattacks

In response to the recent statement by the House Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez regarding the alarming increase of cyberattacks, especially those targeting sensitive information, Privacy Commissioner Atty. John Henry D. Naga reaffirmed the National Privacy Commission’s (NPC) unwavering commitment to safeguarding the privacy and security of personal information.

In a meeting with House Speaker Romualdez last April 30, 2024 at the Batasang Pambansa, Privacy Commissioner Naga acknowledged the critical importance of addressing cyberthreats that pose risks to the privacy and security of individuals’ data. As the country’s primary authority on data privacy, the NPC is dedicated to upholding its mandate to protect personal data against unauthorized access, breaches, and misuse.

“The ultimate goal is to fortify the government’s ability to safeguard sensitive information, protect critical infrastructure, and preserve the integrity of digital systems in the face of emerging cyber risks,” House Speaker Romualdez stated.

“The clarion call of House Speaker Romualdez to combat cyberattacks is very timely,” says Privacy Commissioner Naga. “Cyberattacks do not only jeopardize the confidentiality of personal information but also undermine the trust and confidence of the public in our digital platforms and services.”

To this end, the NPC will continue to collaborate with relevant government agencies, law enforcement authorities, industry stakeholders, and the public to enhance cybersecurity measures and promote a culture of data privacy awareness and compliance. Through proactive monitoring, enforcement actions, and capacity-building initiatives, the NPC remains steadfast in its endeavor to mitigating the risks posed by cyber threats and safeguarding the privacy rights of all individuals.

The NPC urges all organizations and individuals to remain vigilant and proactive in implementing effective data security measures, including encryption, access controls, and regular security audits, to prevent data breaches and cyberattacks.