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

Privacy Commissioner’s statement on invoking data privacy in the refusal to comply with subpoenas

October 21, 2021

We would like to reiterate that the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA) does not prohibit the disclosure of personal or sensitive personal information (collectively, personal data) when necessary for purposes of complying with validly issued subpoenas by government investigating bodies. Data privacy rights should not be cited as an excuse to evade legal proceedings. […]


NPC launches trainers’ training to expand ranks of data privacy experts

October 20, 2021

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has launched its Training the Trainers Program (T3), accrediting ten institutional privacy trainers and three individual accredited privacy trainers to develop more data privacy experts and nurture a culture of privacy across the country. “T3 will scale the number of trainings that can be administered, and it will promote a […]


Privacy Commission launches open call for accountability agent applicants for APEC cross-border privacy rules system

October 15, 2021

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) invites companies and organizations to apply for accreditation as an Accountability Agent for the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) System. The APEC CBPR System is voluntary and accountability-based, and facilitates data flows that respect privacy among APEC-member economies. The system requires organizations to develop and implement privacy […]



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.

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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].

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