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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NPC opens passport data probe

January 16, 2019

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has granted the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) 5 more days before formally facing its preliminary fact-finding inquiry on the passport data issue. In a meeting this morning, the NPC’s Legal and Enforcement Office asked DFA representatives headed by Director Anthony A.L. Mandap to give preliminary details surrounding the issue. […]


Press Statement of Privacy Commissioner Raymund E. Liboro on DFA’s Claim Regarding Philippine Passport Data

January 12, 2019

The National Privacy Commission shall conduct its own investigation on the Department of Foreign Affairs assertion that a private contractor has caused the non-availability of Filipino passport data and other documents entrusted to it for processing. Any form of non-availability of personal data, infringement of the rights of data subjects, and harms from processing that […]


NPC launches DPO ACE Program, sets benchmark for data privacy training in PH

December 12, 2018

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) today unveiled its DPO Accountability, Compliance, and Ethics (ACE) Program, aimed at establishing a skills benchmark for local privacy professionals, amid the spike in demand for high-quality data privacy trainings in the country. Around 50 practicing Data Protection Officers (DPOs) from leading government offices and top corporations attended the pilot […]