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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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NPC issues Circular on Administrative Fines for data privacy infractions

August 12, 2022

PASAY CITY, August 12, 2022 — The National Privacy Commission (NPC) issues the Circular on Administrative Fines for data privacy infractions committed by personal information controllers (PICs) and personal information processors (PIPs). NPC Circular No. 2022-01 (Circular) on the Guidelines on Administrative Fines recognizes that it is essential for the public interest to impose administrative […]

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NPC received an “unqualified audit opinion” from COA

July 18, 2022

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has received an unmodified opinion (also referred to as unqualified opinion) from the Commission on Audit (COA) for the fair presentation of its financial statements for the Calendar Year 2021. The audit was conducted in accordance with the International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions and covered the review of accounts […]

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

July 18, 2022

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Concerned organization, stakeholders, and other interested parties are invited to submit their comments/suggestions/opinions and other valuable inputs regarding the draft new registration circular to be adopted by the National Privacy Commission. Please see attached NPC Circular for reference. click here This Circular aims to replace NPC Circular 17-01, which, together with […]

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Announcement


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Concerned organization, stakeholders, and other interested parties are invited to submit their comments/suggestions/opinions and other valuable inputs regarding the draft new registration circular to be adopted by the National Privacy Commission.

Please see attached NPC Circular for reference. click here

This Circular aims to replace NPC Circular 17-01, which, together with the new NPC Registration System, shall make it easy for personal information controllers, personal information processors, and individual professionals comply with the registration requirement of the Data Privacy Act of 2012.

Please send your comments/suggestions/opinions and other valuable inputs to [email protected] not later than 31 July 2022.

The Commission will conduct an online public hearing on 8 August 2022 from 1:30-3:30 PM. Interested participants who wish to join may send an email to the address provided above on or before 31 July 2022.

Thank you.


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]


CALL FOR PUBLIC INPUT

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.


NOTICE OF EXTENSION OF SUBMISSION OF COMMENTS ON THE DRAFT GUIDELINES ON ADMINISTRATIVE FINES

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]


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