Advisory Opinions

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-001: Registration of processing system for online Businessess; Deletion of Data provided under Section 34 € of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Data Privacy Act (DPA) and clarification on Section 19 €(2) of the IRR in relation to deletion of personal information

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-002: Registration of Processing system limited only to activities of the human resources department

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-003: Applicability of the Data Privacy Act of 2012 and Circulars of the National Privacy Commission to the landbank of the philippines

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-004: Right to access, right to data portability and use of data collected for the improvement of the organization

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-005: Location of personal information controller and cross-border transfer of personal data

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-006: Definiton and?or Scope of the term “Data Subject”

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-007: Consent, Collection of fees relative to the right to access and incidental collection of personal data

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-008: Clarifications on the Data Privacy Act and its Implementing Rules and Regulations

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-009: Data sharing agreements in the private sector

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-010: Rules governing certain information relating to corporations

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-011: Covered Sectors of the Data Privacy Act of 2012

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-012: Processing of personal data outside the Philippines

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-013: Data Sharing, Definiton of Commercial Purposes, Scope, Data Protection Officer

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-014: Data Sharing and Data Sharing Agreements

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-015: Subcontracting or outsourcing of the processing of personal data

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-016: Data Sharing Agreement vs. Service level Agreement

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-017: Clarifications on Republic Act No 10173 otherwise known as the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA) and its IRR

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-018: Various Queries regarding the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Data Privacy Act (DPA) of 2012

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-019: Scope of NPC Circular No. 16-03 and requirements for a data protection officer

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-020:

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-021: Scope of the Data Privacy Act

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-022:

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-023: Association of bank compliance officers inc. request for clarification and comments

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-024: Retention Period

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-025: Employees Access to employees healthcare service usage

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-026: Collection of Data- Professional license

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-027: Anonymized data for marketing analytics

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-028: Data Sharing Agreement between government agencies

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-029: Reverse Search Module

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-030: Clarifications on the Interpretation of the Data Privacy Act Of 2012

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-031: Consent on the Sharing of Mobile Number of Bank Clients for Credit Scoring

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-032: Critical Incident Report

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-033: Lawful Processing of personal informaiton

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-034: Registration of Data Processing System

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-035: Clarifications on the Data Privacy Act (DPA) and its Implementing Rules and Regualtions

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-036: Work-related personal data

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-037: Queries on Data Privacy Act of 2012

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-038: Data Sharing Agremeent between government agencies

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-039: Data Privacy Act and Force Majeure

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-040: Freedom of Information (FOI) Request

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-041: Profiling of Individuals and Collection of personal inforamtion based on publicly available data

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-042: Request for advisory opinion on the validity of an implied form of consent

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-043: Section 47 of The Implementing Rules And Regulations of The Data Privacy Act Of 2012

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-044: Request for Opinion on Exemption from the Registration Requirement with the National Privacy Commission

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-045: Issues Concerning Personal Information Obtained from Foreign Jurisdictions Under Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 10173

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-046: Data Processing System Registration

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-047: Use of Pop-Ups for Information on The Use of Cookies

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-048: Submission of Credit Information by Cooperatives to The Credit Information Corporation (CIC)

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-049: Teachers’ right to search a minor students cellular phone

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-050: Consent in an employment contract

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-051: Consent of Old Employees

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-052:

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-053: Consent

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-054: Data Sharing Agreement between government agencies

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-055: Right of online merchants to save crediit card details of customers

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-056: Conset for data Sharing and outsourcing agreements

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-057: Consent for Data Sharing and Outsouring Agreements

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-058: Offenses under The Data Privacy Act of 2012

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-059: Consent in Customer Service Hotline

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-060: Nature of professional information

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-061: Compliance with the National Privacy Commission requirements

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-062: NPC Circular 17-01: Registration of Data Processing Systems and Notifications regarding automated decision making

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-063: Personal and Sensitive Information

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-064: Registration of Data Processing System

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-065: Child Online Protection (Cop) and Government Access to Suspect’s Media Accounts and E-Mail

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-066: Inquiry on Info in Company ID

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-068: Data Privacy Act and Its Implementing Rules and Regulations

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-070: PLDT’s Privacy Policy

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-071: Compliance Obligations of Brokers and Dealers Under the Data Privacy Act of 2012

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2017-074: Request for advisory opinion New Cross Gate Philippines, Inc.

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-001: Request for Opinion on The Applicability of The Data Privacy Act Of 2012 On Contracts

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-002: Commission on Audit (COA) Request for Access to Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas (BSP) Employees’ Directory

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-003: Visitor Logbook

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-004: Employee Non-disclosure Undertaking

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-005: Data Sharing Agreement / Data Protection Officer

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-006: Consent of Data Subject Prior To Release of School Records by The Lyceum of The Philippines University (LPU)

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-007: Disclosure of the Master List of students and individuals who were vaccinated with Dengvaxia

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-008: Submission of employee names and salary received in CY 2017 for issuance of Community Tax Certificate (CTC)

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-009: Disclosure of personal information to the Philippine Army

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-010: Precint finder and COMELEC Minute Resolution No. 17-0715

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-011: Disclosure of The Unit Numbers of The Members of a Condominium Association

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-012: Release of Service Record

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-013: Privacy Policy and Consent of Data subjects

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-015: Consent requirement on outsourcing agreement with an External service provider

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-016: Compliance of resident physicians to the requirements of professional societies for diplomate board exam and accreditation

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-017: Trade secrets

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-018: Publication of decisions on Philhealth website

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-019: Appointment of data protection officer and registration of data processing system of a Homeowners’ Association (HOA)

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-020: Posting of the list of admitted students on the bulletin board of the school

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-021: Telephone directories

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-022: Scope and coverage of the Data Privacy Act

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-024: Reporting of alleged criminals’ personal data

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-025: Request for information from law enforcement agencies

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-026: Lawful processing of personal data

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-027: PASIG CITY ORDINANCE NO. 11 – “An Ordinance requiring the registration of migrants, tenants, boarders and transients to the barangay, and for other purposes”

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-028: Ownership of 201 files

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-029: PSEUDONYMIZATION of personal and sensitive personal information

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-030: Request for COMELEC to collect and publish data on women and differently-gendered candidates and elected officials

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-031: Privacy Notice

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-032: PPP Center Privacy Manual

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-033: Data Sharing, Consent, and Compliance with the Data Privacy Act OF 2012

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-034: Bureau of Internal Revenue request for information

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-035: Certified list of deceased persons required under Republic Act No. 8189

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-036: Data Sharing with the Manila International Airport Authority(MIAA)

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-037: Applicability of the Data Privacy Act fo 2012 to Physical or Online Archives and Libraries

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-038: Personal Information Controller in the processing of concessionary BEEPTM cards

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-039: Right to erasure in relation to retention of personal information

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-040: Publication of names of sanctioned directors and officers of BSP-Supervised financial institutions

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-041: Pasig City Ordinance No. 51

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-042: Employee’s right to access employment records

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-043: Registration of data processing systems

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-044: Request for information from Rizal Medical Center

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-045: Right to access clinical information of patients

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-046: Consent for business correspondence

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-047: Disclosure of certificate of live birth

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-049: Disclosure of personal information to the police and media

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-050: Cold calls and emails

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-051: Various concerns regarding the Data Privacy Act

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-052: CHED Memorandum Order No. 3, series of 2012

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-053: Photographs and cctv footages in hospitals

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-054: Patient registry, research, and the Data Privacy Act of 2012

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-056: Web-based accreditation system for hospitals

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-057: Outsourcing agreement

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-058: Ayala rewards circle

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-059: Skip tracing and probing of contact details through the internet and third parties

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-060: Disclosure of personal information to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-061: Processing of personal information for character reference

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-062: Disclosure of persinal data of patent and trademark applicants and inventors

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-063: Review of consent form

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-064: Clarifications on issuance of press releases by the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-066: Submission of required personal data of patients who undergo drug testing to the Department of Health

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-067: OWWA E-card project

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-068: Processing of anonymized personal data by eletronic medical records provider

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-069: Phone usage data records

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-070: Muntinlupa City Ordinance No. 96-80

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-071: Disclosure of school records for investigation purposes

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-072: Review of consent form

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-073: Treatment of Insurance Agents under the DPA

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-075: Barangay Tanyag Ordinance No. 03 “Ordinansang Nag-aatas Sa Lahat Ng May-ari Ng Apartment, Bahay-paupahan, Paupahang Kuwarto At Lahat Ng Uri Ng Paupahan Para Sa Paninirahang Pang-indibidwal, Pampamilya At Pangkomersyal Na Iparehistro Sa Tanggapan Ng Barangay Tanyag Ang Lahat Ng Naninirahan Sa Kanilang Paupahan At Ang Pagtatakda Ng Kaukulang Multa Sa Lalabag Dito.”

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-076: Submission of personal data of seafarers to the Maritime Industry Authority

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-077: Congressional request for lists of beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) and the social pension for indigent senior citizens program

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-078: Disclosure of personal data for the Department of Labor and Employment’s audit of employers

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-079: Authentication of a marriage contract for purpose of investigation

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-080: Viewing and/or release of CCTV footage

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-081: Access to medical records in CR-DR system

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-083: Collection of health information by the Department of Health

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-084: Computer monitoring

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-088: Denial of request for disclosure of the personal data sheet by the city of San juan

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2018-090: Data Privacy and office-issued mobile devices

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-001: Private Detective Services

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-002: Disclosure of identity in confidential reports and investigations

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-004: Data sharing arrangements with offshore companies

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-005: Request for information from Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Manila Electric Company

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-006: Use of clinical data in research

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-007: Credit verification

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-009: Application for exemption under the Data Privacy Act of 2012

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-010: Access to employee 201 files and medical records

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-011: Inspection of corporate records concerning an individual

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-012: Nationality of database host

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-013: Request for a copy of tax declaration of real property without consent of registered owner

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-014: Proposed Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and Department of Interior and Local Government Join Memorandum Circular in the issuance of business license/permit for pawnshops and money service businesses

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-017: Research and the data privacy act of 2012

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-018: Data collection surverys by government agencies

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-019: Request for exemption from the coverage of NPC circular no. 17-01

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-020: Disclosure of personal information and basic credit data of individual borrowers for audit purposes

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-021: Assignment of a non-resident DPO and requirements for the contact details of a DPO

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-022: Disclosure of marriage certificate for investigation purposes

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-023: Processing of CCTV footage under the data privacy act of 2012

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-024: Disclosure of criminal history

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-025: Disclosure of the names of the unit owners/members of a condominium association

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-026: Redacted information in requested public documents

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-027: Disclosure of the names of the unit owners/members of a homeowners association

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-028: Publication of list of cases filed against employers for non-payment of social security contributions

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-029: Request for endorsement / ruling on the use of third-party processor

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-030: Request for list of business industries and the names of registered business in each industry in Sorsogon City for research purposes

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-031: Access to and processing of medical records for cancer registries

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-032: Storage and sharing of electronic medical records (EMR)

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-034: Consent and its withdrawal for employment purposes

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-035: Consent of data subject prior to sharing of personal data

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-036: Collection and use of patient case number and appointment of compliance officer for privacy

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-037: Request for a certified copy of the personal data sheet of a former job order personnel

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-038: Collaboration with insurance companies for access to contact details of data subjects for purposes of product recall

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-039: Request for tax declaration

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-040: Anti-money laundering council request

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-041: Credit card fraud investigation

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-042: Tax declaration

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-043: Access to PSA civil registry documents for verification purposes

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-044: Authority to share customers’ personal information to partner loan provider

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-045: Confirmation of death by the Philippine Statistics Authority for debt write-off by the Philippine General Hospital

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-046: Inter-agency council against trafficking (IACAT) request for information with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-047: Re: Request For Documents From Philhealth In Relation To A Pending Complaint Against A Private Corporation

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-048: Disclosure of records under the custody of the city civil registrar

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-049: Re: Facial Recognition For Id System

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-050: Re: Request For The Last Known Address Of A Former Employee

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-051: Re: Right To Delete Account Through E-mail

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2019-052: Re: Teenage Pregnancy Registry

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2020-007: Re: Request For Copies Of Statement Of Assets, Liabilities And Net Worth (Saln) From The Bureau Of The Treasury

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2020-008: Re: Video Documentation Of Mandatory Trainings For Safety Officers

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2020-010: Re: Philippine Health Insurance Corporation Inspection And Monitoring Activities

NPC Advisory Opinion No. 2020-011: Re: Access To Siblings’ Birth Certificates For Obtaining Tax Identification Numbers