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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DATA PRIVACY ACT is not a hindrance in contact tracing

August 11, 2020

Hospitals have the duty to disclose the necessary COVID patient details to LGU contact tracers following the DOH guidelines. COVID patients should be truthful in providing accurate personal details. In this pandemic, public health and data privacy are on the same side. The National Privacy Commission (NPC) reiterates that the Data Privacy Act (DPA) is […]


Privacy Commission limits disclosure of personal information in publication of decisions

August 6, 2020

To set privacy measures to a maximum and better ensure the safety of data subjects, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) will now pseudonymize their names in cases it publishes on its website. This is enforced through the Commission’s issuance in June of Advisory 2020 – 01 or the “Protocols for the Publication of Decisions, Resolutions […]


Notice of Public Consultation for the Rules on the Issuance of Cease and Desist Order

August 5, 2020

Concerned organizations, stakeholders, and other interested parties are invited to submit their comments/suggestions/opinions and other valuable inputs regarding the Draft Rules on the Issuance of Cease and Desist Orders to be adopted by the National Privacy Commission. Download the Draft Rules on Issuance of Cease and Desist Order here. These Rules aim to outline the […]



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