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

PH joins APEC privacy system

September 20, 2019

The Philippines has formally joined the Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) System, a move seen to expand its trading opportunities within the Asia Pacific region by eliminating data-flow barriers when transacting with member economies of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) through the adaption of common standards for data privacy. The National Privacy Commission (NPC) recently […]


Press Statement of Privacy Commissioner Raymund Enriquez Liboro on the industry-wide Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct by FinTech Alliance

September 16, 2019

The National Privacy Commission is steadfast in protecting Filipino citizens in this rapidly-developing field of financial technology. We are very much committed to our primary goal: “to ensure balance of free flow of information while protecting the privacy of all data subjects”. Our Commission recognizes that one important component of successful digital governance is making […]


PH, Singapore sign MoU on Personal Data Protection

September 10, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines and Singapore agreed to share best practices in personal data protection and develop compatible mechanisms to facilitate trusted cross border data flows including mutual recognition of comparable protection afforded by their respective laws to safeguard both Philippines and Singapore citizens. Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte and Singapore President Halimah Yacob […]