Statement of Privacy Commission Raymund Enriquez Liboro on the Reported Proliferation of “Impostor” Facebook Accounts

June 7, 2020 | 6:15 PM GMT+0800 Last Edit: June 8, 2020

The National Privacy Commission is monitoring reports about the proliferation of alleged impostor Facebook accounts that have victimized Filipino data subjects.

While the extent of these incidents is not yet fully determined at this time, we have been receiving reports from different sectors, mostly coming from academic institutions.

We immediately brought this to the attention of Facebook. According to Clare Amador, Facebook representative in the Philippines, they are already investigating this particular matter as well as other information on unauthorized FB accounts.

Meanwhile, the Privacy Commissioner has instructed Facebook to report its significant findings as soon as these become available.

In addition, we urge everyone to report alleged impostor accounts to Facebook through https://www.facebook.com/help/report.



RAYMUND ENRIQUEZ LIBORO
Privacy Commissioner

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