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

Online Learning Guidelines Issued to Help Protect Student Privacy and Reduce Data Breaches in Schools

September 16, 2020

Before webcam-supported online discussions are recorded, schools must consider getting the consent of the parent or legal guardian of students below 18 years old, according to guidelines that a group of public and private universities and colleges across the country has issued. The presence of the parent or guardian during these recorded sessions must also […]


Contact Tracing Forms Must Collect Only What is Necessary

September 10, 2020

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) is discouraging the collection of signatures and other unnecessary personal information for contact-tracing forms and has called on businesses to work toward complying with data privacy standards. The statement comes in light of inquiries and information communicated to NPC that private establishments as well as some government agencies collect signatures […]


Statement of Privacy Commissioner Raymund Liboro on the PNP plan to monitor social media for quarantine violators

September 7, 2020

The plan by the Philippine National Police to scan social media for violators of quarantine protocols must recognize the data privacy rights of individuals. In keeping communities safe in this pandemic, leads and evidence gathered from social media and other digital tools to enforce the law must be legally obtained. By monitoring social media, the […]



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.

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