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The Weekly 5 on Privacy - Issue #2

A little late, but here it is. This week, we look at updates from the National Privacy Commission (NPC) and more.

  1. Deadline for registration of personal data processing systems moved. At the Philippine Data Privacy Forum last Thursday, Deputy Commissioner Ivy Patdu of the NPC announced that the deadline for the registration of personal data processing systems has been moved to March 8, 2018 (and organizations may only start reporting by January 2018). Now everyone can focus their energy on completing the requirements for the registration of the Data Protection Officer (DPO).

  2. Leg #4 of the The NPC's DPO tour. The NPC, together with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), will be holding DPO4 For the Academe. This event is an assembly for data protection officers and is part of the efforts of the NPC to increase public awareness of the compliance requirements of the Data Privacy Act. This takes place on August 18, 2017 at the CHED Auditorium. For details, check out @PrivacyPH, the NPC’s official Twitter account.

  3. Your fingerprint as a substitute for an ID? Sounds great, right? Maybe that’s not such a good idea. What happens when the database of fingerprints gets hacked and the data exfiltrated? This is what happened to Avanti Markets, a payment kiosk vendor providing a system to enable people to pay through fingerprint scanning. You can always change your ID card but it’s not so easy changing your fingerprints.

  4. Privacy law around the world. Here’s a useful resource for all privacy legislation and requirements per country. (Note: the website also offers a privacy policy generation service. I have no affiliation with them.)

  5. Privacy briefings. The NPC will be conducting bi-monthly DPO Briefings at the audio-visual room of the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) offices in Quezon City. For more details, please call (+632) 5659623. Organizations may get a maximum of three slots only for the briefings.

#nationalprivacycommission #privacypolicy #hack #DPO


I am Cecilia Soria, a Privacy Attorney. This blog is where I share news and insights as I continue to learn more about privacy.


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