To prevent data breaches during the long break, the National Privacy Commission issues reminders to offices as well as people on vacation
(UPDATED) With government as the biggest handler of personal information, agencies should be proactive in advocating for data privacy rights of Filipinos, says the NPC
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The National Privacy Commission lists down at least 4 considerations for government agencies when evaluating requests for personal data sheets
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The move follows a fierce debate over digital privacy protections over the rule that would have required service providers to get permission before selling customer data to third parties
The National Privacy Commission is optimistic the Comelec can pull off barangay elections in October with no data leak, despite major breaches in 2016
The voters' data leak and a break-in at a Lanao town have put the Comelec, the National Privacy Commission, and the Data Privacy Act to the test
The telco reinforces its data and network defenses for itself and potential clients as cyber threats mount
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While the National Privacy Commission and the police are investigating the break-in, Comelec orders additional security measures in all city and municipal election offices
The US trade commission imposes a hefty fine on a Chinese-owned brand for gathering data via 11 million smart TVs
The Comelec data leak must spark new conversations on data privacy both in government and the private sector, says the Foundation for Media Alternatives
As some lawyers outline possible legal scenarios, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez believes that adhering to the current progress of the case is the proper thing to do
'A repetition of this breach is everyone's problem.... The rising number of Internet vigilantes who tamper with our people's right to privacy should be everyone's cause for worry,' says the senator, a former election lawyer
The National Privacy Commission says that urgently designating such officer signals an organization's 'commitment to comply' with the Data Privacy Act
Raymund Liboro, the head of the National Privacy Commission, also reminds the public to be aware of measures to protect themselves from online threats like hacking
National Privacy Commissioner Mon Liboro talks to Rappler about the perils of the Comelec data leak and other issues on data privacy
After being found criminally liable by the National Privacy Commission following the voters' data leak in March 2016, the poll chief says they will file a motion for reconsideration
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(4th UPDATE) The National Privacy Commission says that the Commission on Elections and its chairman Andres Bautista violated provisions of the Data Privacy Act of 2012
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Measures under the law will only be used to monitor the highest-priority suspects, especially those linked to terrorism
Her death comes a year after she sent a video of herself having sex to some friends, including her ex-boyfriend, to make him jealous. The video and her name soon find their way to the web, fueling mockery of the woman online.
The projection is that 10 million jobs could be created in the big data space in the next 5 years, says IT expert Henry Aguda
Henry Aguda says, 'The general disposition is that we still have not gotten to the point where we appreciate information similar to how we appreciate the value of the peso or the dollar'
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(UPDATED) The National Privacy Commission will hold public fora on June 28 and July 13
Ex-NSCB head Jose Ramon Albert asks the National Privacy Commission to compel the Comelec to properly inform each of the 55 million voters about the leak of their personal information
An app that matches a stranger's photo to his or her social media account, plus a system that intercepts mobile phone calls, come under fire
The federal law enforcement agency explains it does not have the technical details from the unidentified third party
Ex-NSCB head Jose Ramon Albert and CenterLaw Philippines will file an administrative complaint against the poll body with the National Privacy Commission after the 24-hour deadline
In a forum, IT groups push for increased vigilance not only in personal privacy matters, but also in the 2016 national and local elections
'The weakest link in a social network is the one person who did not protect himself or herself'
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The tech giant's general counsel Bruce Sewell tells lawmakers that Apple refused to turn over software instructions to the Chinese government
The tech company says it recognizes the balance between doing what's right and preventing government from invading citizens' privacy
Professional hackers discovered at least one software flaw that helped the FBI break into an iPhone used by a San Bernardino attacker, a Washington Post report says
A data privacy lawyer believes the poll body could be sued for 'failing to protect personal information.' However, a former Comelec lawyer argues that liability depends on the nature of the leaked data.
Supporting Rappler's initial findings, the international Internet security company’s own probe reveals that a huge amount of sensitive personal information was in the files leaked by the Comelec website hackers
EXCLUSIVE: Hackers have obtained information about voters which could allow criminals to commit identity theft. This can be considered the biggest private data leak in Philippine history.
(3rd UPDATE) The FBI declines to reveal what technical steps were taken to unlock the iPhone
The tech giant says the founders of the United States 'would be appalled' by the actions of the Justice Department and FBI
'There has to be some concession to the need to be able to get into that information somehow,' Obama tells the audience at SXSW
The FBI insists it is only doing its job, while Apple maintains it is after the safety of iPhone users
'The American people deserve an honest conversation' about the FBI's iPhone request, says Apple's lawyer
An Egyptian court sentenced a former television host to a year and six months in prison for trying to shame a sexual harassment victim on her show
'Lack of privacy can be a matter of life and death or imprisonment,' says USMobile's Jon Hanour
'When you create backdoors it leads to very, very bad consequences which always end up harming users'