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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Developers of LGUs’ Contact-Tracing Apps Enjoined to Act as Privacy Watchers

November 20, 2020

Software teams developing COVID-19 contact-tracing apps for local government units (LGUs) are advised to incorporate a privacy-by-design (PbD) approach and allow users to opt in and out of digital contact tracing. The recommendations are provided by the Data Security and Compliance Office of the National Privacy Commission (NPC). The NPC is currently conducting compliance checks […]

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Privacy Commission calls on entities using CCTV to establish its legitimate purpose

November 18, 2020

Entities that use closed-circuit television (CCTV) to monitor public and semi-public spaces must identify its legitimate purpose and consider its impact on the rights and freedoms of data subjects. The National Privacy Commission (NPC) issued Advisory No. 2020-04 on Nov. 16, to guide personal information controllers (PICs) and processors (PIPs) that process personal data through […]

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Privacy Commission to probe lisensya.info for possible privacy violation

November 11, 2020

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) is conducting a probe of lisensya.info, a website that associated itself with the Land Transportation Office (LTO), to determine possible breach of personal information of LTO-registered motorists. A total of 12.725 million vehicles were registered with the LTO in 2019. “The NPC shall verify the incident and look into the […]

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Announcement

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.

Validity of DPO Registrations is extended until 7 March 2021. Email [email protected] for queries.

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