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Filipinos urged to protect data, be safe online during Holy Week

Apr 11, 2017 - 12:45 PM

To prevent data breaches during the long break, the National Privacy Commission issues reminders to offices as well as people on vacation

Filipinos urged to protect data, be safe online during Holy Week

NPC outlines 90-day plan for data protection officers

Apr 05, 2017 - 7:21 PM

(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

NPC outlines 90-day plan for data protection officers

Duterte on Sueno, National Privacy Commission, Colombia mudslide | Midday wRap

Apr 05, 2017 - 12:51 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Zak Yuson

Duterte on Sueno, National Privacy Commission, Colombia mudslide | Midday wRap

Guidelines issued on requests for gov't workers' personal data

Apr 05, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The National Privacy Commission lists down at least 4 considerations for government agencies when evaluating requests for personal data sheets

Guidelines issued on requests for gov't workers' personal data

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, March 27 - April 2, 2017

Apr 02, 2017 - 1:04 PM

Hello! Here's a round-up of videos from the past week you need to watch

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, March 27 - April 2, 2017

U.S. lawmakers roll back internet privacy rules for ISPs

Mar 29, 2017 - 6:34 AM

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

U.S. lawmakers roll back internet privacy rules for ISPs

Comelec complying to ensure no data breach in barangay elections – NPC

Mar 28, 2017 - 2:55 PM

The National Privacy Commission is optimistic the Comelec can pull off barangay elections in October with no data leak, despite major breaches in 2016

Comelec complying to ensure no data breach in barangay elections – NPC

What have we learned a year since 'Comeleak'?

Mar 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM

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

What have we learned a year since 'Comeleak'?

Globe unveils hi-tech security center to fight cyber attacks

Mar 15, 2017 - 4:54 PM

The telco reinforces its data and network defenses for itself and potential clients as cyber threats mount

Globe unveils hi-tech security center to fight cyber attacks

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 21, 2017

Feb 21, 2017 - 10:32 AM

Hello! Here's a round-up of news you need to know this Tuesday

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 21, 2017

Confirmed: Comelec computer stolen in Lanao contains national voters' list

Feb 20, 2017 - 4:33 PM

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

Confirmed: Comelec computer stolen in Lanao contains national voters' list

Vizio TVs caught spying on consumers, fined $2.2-M

Feb 07, 2017 - 6:10 PM

The US trade commission imposes a hefty fine on a Chinese-owned brand for gathering data via 11 million smart TVs

Vizio TVs caught spying on consumers, fined $2.2-M

Rethink data collection policies, sectors told after voters' data leak

Jan 21, 2017 - 4:04 PM

The Comelec data leak must spark new conversations on data privacy both in government and the private sector, says the Foundation for Media Alternatives

Rethink data collection policies, sectors told after voters' data leak

Can Comelec chair Bautista be impeached for voters' data leak?

Jan 20, 2017 - 9:53 PM

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

Can Comelec chair Bautista be impeached for voters' data leak?

De Lima seeks Senate probe into Comelec data leak

Jan 16, 2017 - 2:57 PM

'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

De Lima seeks Senate probe into Comelec data leak

Gov't agencies, private orgs told to appoint data protection officers

Jan 13, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The National Privacy Commission says that urgently designating such officer signals an organization's 'commitment to comply' with the Data Privacy Act

Gov't agencies, private orgs told to appoint data protection officers

Gov't should protect citizens' personal data – NPC's Liboro

Jan 12, 2017 - 9:03 PM

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

Gov't should protect citizens' personal data – NPC's Liboro

Rappler Talk: Mon Liboro on data security in the digital age

Jan 12, 2017 - 1:26 PM

National Privacy Commissioner Mon Liboro talks to Rappler about the perils of the Comelec data leak and other issues on data privacy

Rappler Talk: Mon Liboro on data security in the digital age

Comelec's Bautista: Punish the hackers, not the hacked

Jan 05, 2017 - 2:56 PM

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

Comelec's Bautista: Punish the hackers, not the hacked

National Privacy Commission, AKP, Russian ambassador | Midday wRap

Jan 05, 2017 - 1:22 PM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Chay Hofileña

National Privacy Commission, AKP, Russian ambassador | Midday wRap

Comelec chair 'criminally liable' for data leak

Jan 05, 2017 - 11:16 AM

(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

Comelec chair 'criminally liable' for data leak

5 safety tips from Facebook

Oct 25, 2016 - 7:50 PM

Want to make sure your Facebook profile is secure? Check out these tips!

5 safety tips from Facebook

Swiss voters back new surveillance law

Sep 25, 2016 - 11:50 PM

Measures under the law will only be used to monitor the highest-priority suspects, especially those linked to terrorism

Swiss voters back new surveillance law

Web privacy debate in Italy after woman's suicide

Sep 15, 2016 - 9:04 PM

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.

Web privacy debate in Italy after woman's suicide

Big data could be big business for PH – expert

Jul 10, 2016 - 9:15 PM

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

Big data could be big business for PH – expert

Preventing cybercrime: Appreciate the value of information today

Jul 09, 2016 - 6:32 PM

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'

Preventing cybercrime: Appreciate the value of information today

Rappler Talk: Data privacy and cybercrime prevention

Jul 05, 2016 - 5:00 PM

How can consumers avoid falling prey to data privacy breaches?

Rappler Talk: Data privacy and cybercrime prevention

Public consultations on Data Privacy Act draft IRR set

Jun 22, 2016 - 8:47 PM

(UPDATED) The National Privacy Commission will hold public fora on June 28 and July 13

Public consultations on Data Privacy Act draft IRR set

Comelec faces complaint over leak of voters' data

Jun 17, 2016 - 8:44 PM

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

Comelec faces complaint over leak of voters' data

Russian hi-tech spy devices under attack over privacy fears

Jun 05, 2016 - 8:30 PM

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

Russian hi-tech spy devices under attack over privacy fears

FBI won't disclose iPhone hack details to Apple

Apr 28, 2016 - 3:15 PM

The federal law enforcement agency explains it does not have the technical details from the unidentified third party

FBI won't disclose iPhone hack details to Apple

Comelec told: Explain, act on data leak in 24 hours

Apr 25, 2016 - 4:45 PM

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

Comelec told: Explain, act on data leak in 24 hours

Comelec leak a 'gross betrayal of public trust' – IT groups

Apr 23, 2016 - 10:42 PM

In a forum, IT groups push for increased vigilance not only in personal privacy matters, but also in the 2016 national and local elections

Comelec leak a 'gross betrayal of public trust' – IT groups

Advice from banks: How to prevent identity theft

Apr 22, 2016 - 8:00 AM

'The weakest link in a social network is the one person who did not protect himself or herself'

Advice from banks: How to prevent identity theft

After Comelec data leak, what to do to protect yourself?

Apr 21, 2016 - 11:09 PM

Be aware of the risks now that your personal information is out there, IT and data privacy experts warn. Here are some tips.

After Comelec data leak, what to do to protect yourself?

Apple denies handing source code over to China

Apr 20, 2016 - 3:40 PM

The tech giant's general counsel Bruce Sewell tells lawmakers that Apple refused to turn over software instructions to the Chinese government

Apple denies handing source code over to China

BlackBerry responds to police eavesdropping report

Apr 19, 2016 - 2:30 PM

The tech company says it recognizes the balance between doing what's right and preventing government from invading citizens' privacy

BlackBerry responds to police eavesdropping report

Hackers helped FBI crack San Bernardino iPhone – report

Apr 13, 2016 - 3:19 PM

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

Hackers helped FBI crack San Bernardino iPhone – report

Is Comelec liable for website data leak?

Apr 11, 2016 - 9:45 AM

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.

Is Comelec liable for website data leak?

Comelec data leak puts Filipino voters 'at risk' – Trend Micro

Apr 08, 2016 - 9:05 PM

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

Comelec data leak puts Filipino voters 'at risk' – Trend Micro

Experts fear identity theft, scams due to Comelec leak

Apr 01, 2016 - 10:36 PM

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.

Experts fear identity theft, scams due to Comelec leak

Apple-FBI clash ends in stalemate

Mar 30, 2016 - 9:58 AM

The case is over, but not the debate on encryption

Apple-FBI clash ends in stalemate

FBI hacks San Bernardino attacker's iPhone, drops Apple suit

Mar 29, 2016 - 7:34 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The FBI declines to reveal what technical steps were taken to unlock the iPhone

FBI hacks San Bernardino attacker's iPhone, drops Apple suit

Apple says FBI out to 'rewrite history' in iPhone case

Mar 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM

The tech giant says the founders of the United States 'would be appalled' by the actions of the Justice Department and FBI

Apple says FBI out to 'rewrite history' in iPhone case

Obama offers tech leaders warning on encryption

Mar 12, 2016 - 4:08 PM

'There has to be some concession to the need to be able to get into that information somehow,' Obama tells the audience at SXSW

Obama offers tech leaders warning on encryption

FBI, Apple clash in Congress on encryption

Mar 02, 2016 - 5:27 PM

The FBI insists it is only doing its job, while Apple maintains it is after the safety of iPhone users

FBI, Apple clash in Congress on encryption

Apple ready for encryption 'conversation' – lawyer

Mar 01, 2016 - 4:00 PM

'The American people deserve an honest conversation' about the FBI's iPhone request, says Apple's lawyer

Apple ready for encryption 'conversation' – lawyer

Egypt court orders TV host jailed for blaming assault victim

Feb 29, 2016 - 9:04 PM

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

Egypt court orders TV host jailed for blaming assault victim

Apple-FBI case has wide implications

Feb 28, 2016 - 11:00 AM

'Lack of privacy can be a matter of life and death or imprisonment,' says USMobile's Jon Hanour

Apple-FBI case has wide implications

Google boss backs Apple in encryption battle with FBI

Feb 25, 2016 - 2:45 PM

'When you create backdoors it leads to very, very bad consequences which always end up harming users'

Google boss backs Apple in encryption battle with FBI