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The Data Privacy Act of the Philippines was enacted into law in March of 2012. Thus, the creation of the National Privacy Commission (NPC) last 2016, which is mandated to administer its implementation. After more than two years after its creation, NPC had successfully championed its cause from awareness, compliance and enforcement with the registration of more than 30,000 Data Protection Officers (DPO), accepted more than 1,000 complaints and cases and has made headlines in the Philippines as one of the most popular government because of its strict implementation of the law. Among its most popular implementation is its Five Pillars of Compliance which was regarded as one of the most successful implementation among other countries. Republic Act 10173, otherwise known as the Data Privacy Act (DPA) of 2012 was passed into law last 2012 in the Philippines. The law requires that all Personal Information Controllers (PIC) and Personal Information Processors (PIP) must appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO) to manage compliance with the DPA and other applicable laws and policies. In addition, having a DPO will ensure the protection of personal data collection and processing in accordance with the requirement of the law.
Having a DPO will also ensure the organization’s competitive advantage in this digital age of data protection.
As a data protection officer, he/she must be must monitor the organization’s compliance with the DPA, its implementing rules and regulations and other issuances by the National Privacy Commission. Including the conduct of Privacy Impact Assessment, creation of a Privacy Management Program and Privacy Manual and the conduct of Breach Reporting Procedure.
In addition, a DPO should cultivate awareness to promote the culture of privacy not only within the organization, but as well as for the entire country.
The presentation will also present some issues surrounding the digital world. Including some potential breaches that may affect each individual and organization. Will also present a compilation of the most common breaches that has happened in the Philippines and how to avoid them. Technical, physical and organization security measures will also be discussed in the presentation.