Official Statement of Privacy Commissioner Raymund E. Liboro
January 30, 2019 | 5:19 PM GMT+0800 Last Edit: January 30, 2019
Re: BREACH NOTIFICATION BY GLOBE TELECOM INC.
On Sunday, Jan 27, 2019, Globe Telecom, through its Data Protection Officer, formally notified the NPC of a personal data breach. Based on their report, the personal data breach occurred due to a system error, potentially affecting 8851 customers.
Our team is still evaluating the incident and verifying the information given to us, following our standard procedure.
Those who may have been affected are advised to monitor their online and offline accounts for any unusual activity, to change passwords and other means of identity verification, and to be careful of phishing attempts and other online risks.
We will provide updates once our team completes its evaluation.