Privacy Chief Invites LGUs to Host Personal Data Privacy Compliance Seminars and Workshops

March 1, 2023 | 2:51 PM GMT+0800 Last Edit: March 1, 2023

The National Privacy Commission (NPC), in coordination with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), invites all Provincial Governors, City and Municipal Mayors, and others concerned to host personal data privacy compliance seminars and workshops in their respective local government units (LGUs).

One of the key thrusts of the NPC is to equip LGUs, their data protection officers, and personnel with knowledge and skills to strengthen their compliance with the Data Privacy Act (DPA) of 2012. As local governments process personal data in order to execute its mandate, it is important for LGUs to amplify their initiatives in raising awareness on data privacy and promoting data protection. The local governments’ effective compliance with the data privacy law will significantly improve their public service through transparent processes and secure data processing systems. Further, the conduct of personal data privacy compliance seminars and workshops is an important step in igniting our local government’s enthusiasm to join the Commission towards the goal of protecting their constituent’s personal data.

As part of its compliance support and advocacy functions, the Compliance and Monitoring Division (CMD) of the NPC will assist local chief executives in strengthening their data privacy policies and implementation. CMD will provide personnel as speakers in seminars or workshops regarding DPA compliance organized by the LGUs. Interested LGUs may contact NPC-CMD at (+63) 936 043 2973 or via email at [email protected]

Read DILG’s Memorandum Circular inviting LGUs relative to the conduct of personal data privacy compliance seminar and workshop by the NPC here: Link

Privacy Commissioner