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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 […]


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 stashed in the computer systems of the private sector and […]


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) held […]


Data Protection Bill Introduced In Senate

After experiencing a major data breach in 2010, the Philippines is working hard to prevent future events with the introduction of a data protection bill. The Data Privacy Act is one of three ICT (information and communications technology) measures supported and demanded by the information technology and business process outsourcing industry. This bill, sponsored by […]


Senate Approves Data Privacy Act on 3rd Reading

The Senate has passed the Data Privacy Act. The bill is based on European Directive 95/46/EC and requires certain data security standards in addition to provisions on the handling of data by business process outsourcers (BPOs). It mandates public and private entities to protect and preserve the integrity, security and confidentiality of personal data collected […]


Senate Ratifies Data Privacy Act Bicameral Report

The Philippines Senate has ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the Data Privacy Act, which mandates public and private entities to protect and preserve the integrity, security and confidentiality of personal data collected in its operations. The Senate approved the Data Privacy Act under Senate Bill No. 2965, underscoring the importance of requiring both […]


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 […]




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