MSH vs. RSF & TCC (NPC 18-142)

The Commission finds that the respondent should indemnify MSH for the damages sustained due to the inaccurate and false information found in her previous TORs.  Based on Section 11(c) of the DPA, and Section 19(d) of the IRR of the DPA, the respondent, being a PIC, had the obligation to ensure that MSH’s personal informationContinue reading “MSH vs. RSF & TCC (NPC 18-142)”

Understanding App Permissions

Permissions are the activities that the app can perform on your phone or device. These include access to your calendar, camera, contacts, microphone, phone, and even your location. The permissions asked by apps vary depending on the purpose where the data collected are to be used.  The following are some common app permissions as describedContinue reading “Understanding App Permissions”

DATA PROTECTION AND ONLINE PROFILING by Rachel Granates

Data Privacy became one of the big issues that countries around the world have been trying to address. Privacy advocates in the Philippines demanded for stringent privacy laws and the government responded. Because of that, we have now the Data Privacy of 2012 (DPA) which is being implemented by the National Privacy Commission (NPC).  ButContinue reading “DATA PROTECTION AND ONLINE PROFILING by Rachel Granates”

Conditions for Voluntary Disclosure of Information of PUM/PUI/Covid19 Patients

There is an appeal asking the persons who are PUM/PUI/Covid19+ to make voluntary disclosure of their identities.  It is our opinion that this can be done considering that under the Data Privacy Act (DPA), consent is one of the criteria to lawfully process a personal data. Consent is also one of criteria where data sharingContinue reading “Conditions for Voluntary Disclosure of Information of PUM/PUI/Covid19 Patients”

Privacy Rights under the Data Privacy Act

The Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA) or Republic Act 10173 is the law which seeks to protect personal data of individuals and imposes upon the government and the private sector the obligation to safeguard said data. The data subject refers to an individual whose personal, sensitive personal, or privileged information is processed.  Under theContinue reading “Privacy Rights under the Data Privacy Act”