Statement of Privacy Commissioner Raymund Enriquez Liboro on the disclosure of details surrounding BuCor’s COVID-19 cases

The Data Privacy Act is not a cloak for denying the public's right to know.

High-profile inmates like Jaybee Sebastian had become public figures on account of their previous association with particular national issues in the past.

There is a justified public interest to release information like details surrounding the deaths from COVID-19 of these high-profile inmates, especially when the personal information being sought is linked to issues already on the minds of the public.

Privacy Commissioner

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