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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Privacy Commission Pushes Restaurants, Barbershops, and Salons to Adopt Data Privacy Measures in Contact Tracing

July 9, 2020

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) reminded business establishments to take on data privacy and security measures, as prescribed by the Data Privacy Act (DPA) of 2012, as they conduct contact-tracing efforts. In NPC Bulletin 15 released yesterday, 8 July 2020, businesses, particularly restaurants, salons and barber shops, were told to collect only what is necessary. […]


NPC PHE Bulletin No. 15: Guidelines for Establishments on the Proper Handling of Customer and Visitor Information for Contact Tracing

July 8, 2020

Pursuant to DTI Memorandum Circular 20-28, s. 2020 (Guidelines to Follow on Minimum Health Protocols for Barbershops and Salons) and DTI Memorandum Circular 20-37, s. 2020 (Guidelines to Follow on Minimum Health Protocols for Dine-in Restaurants and Fastfood Establishments), establishments are required to implement contact tracing measures as one of the mandatory minimum requirements for […]


NPC Initiates Code of Conduct to Guide Schools Amid Shift to Online Education

June 28, 2020

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) is working closely with various universities and colleges to create a Code of Conduct that will guide and enable school management, teachers, students and parents to cultivate a data privacy-conscious environment, especially as most activities are done online amid the quarantine. “The planned Code of Conduct will set the standard […]



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