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.

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PAW 2022: Data privacy awareness advances culture of privacy in PH

June 10, 2022

Data privacy awareness, as a crucial part of creating a culture of privacy in the Philippines, sits at the forefront of this year’s Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) celebration. Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 527 signed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in 2018, PAW is annually celebrated every last week of May. The two-day conference held […]


PAW 2022: NPC awards outstanding data privacy practices in public, private sectors

June 7, 2022

Outstanding data privacy practices in both public and private sectors are recognized during the 5th National Data Privacy Conference, in celebration of the Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) for the year 2022. Through the PAW Awards, a subtheme of this year’s PAW conference, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) honored the efforts of personal information controllers (PICs), […]


PH to support establishing an international certification system promoting interoperability among different data protection frameworks

May 12, 2022

Member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) System, including the Philippines, declared the establishment of the Global CBPR Forum to foster interoperability among different regulatory approaches to data privacy and protection. In its Declaration, the Global CBPR Forum stated that it intends to establish an international certification system based on […]



With the launch of the DBNMS, the NPC will no longer accept Breach Notification and Annual Security Incident Report submissions except through the DBNMS online platform. Thus, submissions through email, personal filing, ordinary mail, licensed courier service, and any other mode of physical submission shall not be considered as valid.

All Personal Data Breach Notifications and Annual Security Incident Reports shall be submitted through https://dbnms.privacy.gov.ph .

The deadline for the submission of Annual Security Incident Reports (ASIRs) for the years 2018 to 2021 is on 31 October 2022. For 2022 ASIRs, the Data Breach Notification Management System (DBNMS) shall accept submissions from 1 January 2023 to 31 March 2023.

For concerns relating to the system, email us at [email protected]


Guidelines on the Lawful Processing of Personal and/or Sensitive Personal Information Based on Consent, Contract and/or Legitimate Interests

Click here for more details.


Following the public hearing conducted on 22 March 2022, concerned organizations, stakeholders, and other interested parties are invited to submit their comments/suggestions/opinions and other valuable inputs regarding the draft Guidelines on Administrative Fines to be adopted by the National Privacy Commission.

Please visit the NPC website for a copy of the Draft Guidelines and the Summary of the Economic Study.

These guidelines shall fix and prescribe the amount of administrative fines to be imposed by the Commission for violations of the Data Privacy Act of 2012, its Implementing Rules and Regulations, and other issuances and orders of the Commission.

Please send your comments/suggestions/opinions and other valuable inputs to [email protected] not later than 21 April 2022, 12NN.

Thank you.

See the Guidelines on the Issuance of Certificate of Pending/No Pending Case here and the Request for Certificate of Pending/No Pending Case Form here.

Send your requests to [email protected] with the subject "CPNPC Request_<name of entity/individual>"

Announcement regarding validity of existing Certificate of Registration, revised process on new application, renewal, and amendment of registration, and guidelines on common Data Protection Officers. For more information click here.

The deadline of submission of the first batch applications for Accountability Agents (AA) for the APEC CBPR System is EXTENDED to January 15, 2022.

Documents for AA applicants are available here. For more details, click here.

Bids and Awards Committee Announcement

In line with Proclamation No. 922 declaring the State of Public Health Emergency and the declaration of various quarantine measures throughout the Philippines due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and pursuant to GPPB Resolution No. 09-2020, the procurement activities undertaken by the NPC including the suspension and resumption of the same, shall be dependent on the quarantine measures being enforced at any given time in Metro Manila.

Thank you.

Advisory on modified in-person or face-to-face hearing of cases for all parties with pending hearings with the NPC download here

There is an easier and safer way to file your complaints before the National Privacy Commission through the improved COMPLAINTS-ASSISTED FORM (CAF). Download the new version of the form here. Do not forget to attach a copy of your supporting documents.

Documents for Accountability Agent applicants for the APEC CBPR System are available here. Interested organizations must notify the National Privacy Commission of their intent and submit a completed application for an initial assessment to [email protected].

For inquiries, email us at [email protected]gov.ph

For complaints, send your complaints-assisted form to [email protected]