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AT A GLANCE: HIRING EMPLOYEES IN PHILIPPINES 

Are there any restrictions or prohibitions against requiring a medical examination as a condition of employment in The Philippines? The Philippine HIV and AIDS Policy Act prohibits the rejection of a job application solely or partially on the basis of actual, perceived, or suspected HIV status. Access to personal data relating to an employee’s Hepatitis […]


PHILLIPINES JOINS APEC NETWORK OF PRIVACY ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES

The Philippines has joined the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Cross-Border Privacy Enforcement Arrangement (CPEA), becoming the 11th Privacy Enforcement Authority (PEA) of the network. The Philippines joined other APEC economies in the network including Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, South Korea, and the United States. The network is under the Cross-Border […]


PERSONAL-DATA HANDLING RULES FOR GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TAKE SHAPE

Government agencies engaged in processing personal data are being told to implement stricter rules on data sharing, according to a draft copy of the circular set to be released by the National Privacy Commission (NPC). NPC Deputy Commissioner Ivy D. Patdu said Circular 16-001, dated Sept. 30 is currently being reviewed for release. Circular 16-001, […]


PHILIPPINES FINALIZES DATA PRIVACY ACT IMPLEMENTING RULES

The Philippine’s Data Privacy Act of 2012 mandated the creation of the National Privacy Commission to implement, enforce and monitor compliance with the Act and soon after its finalization, issued draft implementing rules and regulations, which will significantly impact business in the Philippines and on the IT and business process outsourcing industry. Features of the […]


Philippines Finalizes Data Privacy Act Implementing Rules

The Philippine’s Data Privacy Act of 2012 mandated the creation of the National Privacy Commission to implement, enforce and monitor compliance with the Act and soon after its finalization, issued draft implementing rules and regulations, which will significantly impact business in the Philippines and on the IT and business process outsourcing industry. Features of the […]


Philippine Data Privacy Law is Signed into Law

On August 15, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III signed into law the Data Privacy Act of 2012, formally titled “An Act Protecting Individual Personal Information in Information and Communications Systems in the Government and the Private Sector, Creating for this Purpose a National Privacy Commission, and for Other Purposes”. The Act is modeled after the […]


BPO Companies More Bullish After Signing of Data Privacy Law

The Business Processing Association of the Philippines, the umbrella association of the information technology-business process outsourcing industry in the country, said the signing of the Data Privacy Act by Malacañang into law was an important first step to increase confidence among foreign investors.

President Benigno Aquino III signed Republic Act 10173 on Aug. 15, which requires […]


Philippines Background Checks More Important than Ever

As the world’s economy keeps scaring people through a boomerang effect that began three years ago and some economist predict will last seven more, scams in the Philippines and the entire Asian region seem to be evolving. Criminals and internet scams are not cyclical, they in fact do quite well in an economic downturn. Business […]


Data Privacy Bill Hurdles 2nd Reading

The country’s booming BPO sector has something to look forward to this year as the House of Representatives passed last week on second reading the proposed Data Privacy Act, which seeks to govern and establish fair practices in the collection and use of personal details […]


Philippines’ Senator Angara Says Bill Needs To Strike Right Balance

The country’s data privacy policy should protect the personal information of users without bogging down the ease of access that companies need to efficiently operate, a top lawmaker said on Wednesday. Senator Edgardo J. Angara, chair of the Senate Committee on Science and Technology (S&T), made the statement following the Technical Working Group (TWG) […]




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