What is Data Privacy?

The right of an individual not to have private information about himself disclosed, and to live freely from surveillance and intrusion.

News & Events

NPC cautions offices on personal data protection issues during Holy Week 2019

April 17, 2019

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) is reminding public and private offices to be extra vigilant against hackers and data thieves this Lenten break. Privacy Commissioner Raymund Enriquez Liboro said Personal Information Controllers (PICs), Personal Information Processors (PIPs), and Data Protection Officers should ensure personal information under their organization’s care are safeguarded from potential cybersecurity attacks, […]


Statement of Privacy Commissioner Raymund Enriquez Liboro on the recent April Fool’s hacking incidents

April 4, 2019

1. Beginning 1 April 2019 until yesterday, the National Privacy Commission has gathered reports and claims of alleged hacking incidents of certain websites that may have involved personal data. 2. The incidents include hacking of individual user accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, and Wattpad, among others. There were also some websites operated by some private […]


Statement of Privacy Commissioner Raymund Enriquez Liboro on Facebook’s Use of Plain Text in Stored Passwords

March 22, 2019

1. Today Facebook announced that millions of users’ passwords were discovered in January to be stored in a readable format within their internal data storage systems. This first came about after a revelation by a security expert, who claims that this practice has been going on since 2012 and that the passwords could be accessed […]