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Planning to get certified as a privacy professional? Here's how to do it.

Anybody interested in carving out a professional career in Data Privacy should consider getting any of the certifications offered by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). This is especially crucial for current privacy professionals, considering the utter lack of available professional training in the Philippines at the moment. The IAPP describes itself as “largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource.” As far as I know, it is the only globally-recognized body giving out certifications to Information Privacy professionals. The IAPP has a Philippines chapter, which has been set up by local IAPP members. To date, the IAPP Philippines

Deadline for Annual Reports of security incidents set on 31 March 2018

This just in from the National Privacy Commission (hat tip to Newsbytes.PH [http://newsbytes.ph/2018/01/04/npc-sets-march-deadline-for-2017-security-incident-report/]): The deadline for the submission of the annual security incident report is on 31 March 2018. Reports are submitted via email to reports@privacy.govph. In case you're wondering what that report is, Section 46 (c) of the Data Privacy Act's Implementing Rules and Regulations require personal information controllers to document and record personal data breaches and security incidents. The annual report consists of a summary of the documented data breaches and security incidents. I haven't seen a format of the report yet, and the N

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