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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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Online lenders barred from harvesting borrowers’ phone and social-media contact list, says Privacy Commission

October 19, 2020

Lenders operating online apps that can be installed in smartphones are prohibited from harvesting personal information, such as phone and social media contact lists, for harassing delinquent borrowers, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) said in a circular it published today, October 19. The Commission issued Circular No. 20-01 in response to numerous complaints that online […]


NPC holds first ever Health Privacy Forum to promote sector compliance

October 17, 2020

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) held on Oct. 15 a capacity-building webinar for data protection officers (DPOs) of the health sector to help them improve privacy and protection protocols. NPC’s first-ever Health Privacy Forum, which drew in almost 200 participants, was conducted in the wake of the Commission’s findings that the sector’s compliance with data […]


Privacy Commission probing reports against establishments over mishandling of contact tracing data

October 12, 2020

Several business establishments – from a mall, fast-food and drugstore chains, and supermarkets to a European fast-fashion retailer and a North American coffee shop franchisee – have been the subject of reports from citizens over mishandling and misuse of contact-tracing data, prompting the National Privacy Commission (NPC) to take steps in checking their compliance with […]



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