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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Managing Mobile App Permissions

February 14, 2020

Android Application This refers to a software application running on the Android platform. It is designed for a smartphone or a tablet PC running on an Android OS. Mobile App Permission Govern what the application can do and access, ranging from access to data stored in a mobile phone (e.g. contacts, media files, camera, microphone, […]


NPC Suspends GRAB PH’S Selfie Verification, Audio, Video Recording Systems

February 5, 2020

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has issued a Cease and Desist Order (CDO) to Grab Philippines, Inc. (Grab PH) after finding deficiencies in complying with the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA) for three personal data processing systems, which may endanger the privacy rights of the riding public. In a Notice of Deficiencies issued to […]


Statement of Privacy Commissioner Raymund Enriquez Liboro On the release of passenger manifest of airlines to government agencies particularly the DOH, in relation to the 2019 nCov response

February 4, 2020

While data privacy is a right, it is not an absolute right. The same should always be harmonized vis-à-vis the requirements of public order and safety, and to protect the life and health of the data subject or another person. (Data Privacy Act of 2012, Sec 12. D and E) If a government agency pursuant […]



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