The National Privacy Commission's website revamp
Have you been to the National Privacy Commission’s website lately? If you haven’t, you’d be pleasantly surprised to know that the NPC has revamped its website. It is now so much easier to get practical and usable information on how to comply with the Date Privacy Act (DPA).
NPC officials have been going around the country, conducting road shows for government, local government, and private corporations, encouraging everyone to comply with the DPA. This is important and gruelling work but it’s not like the NPC has a choice in the matter. After all, once September 9, 2017 comes, it’s all systems go for compliance with the DPA. The NPC will not be able to reach every corner of the country before the deadline comes, so the website will be a big help in guiding people on what to do.
The NPC has created such a useful guide that you may be tempted to ask: do we really need to engage a lawyer to help us get ready for compliance? My answer is a definite yes.
I will also stress the importance of looking at the background of your lawyer. Not all lawyers will be familiar with the DPA and data privacy principles in general. After all, you don’t want to be following the lead of the pied piper.