#2030Now: How to protect your private information online

Sep 17, 2017 - 3:00 PM

National Privacy Commissioner Raymund Liboro stresses the importance of the right of everyone to have their private information secure

Most Filipinos value rights to their personal data – survey

Aug 31, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The National Privacy Commission reminds data protection officers especially in critical sectors to register with them by September 9

DPO6. Members of the media and social media practitioners attend the DPO6 assembly of the National Privacy Commission on August 29, 2017. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

NPC reminds media: Balance freedom of press, right to privacy

Aug 29, 2017 - 7:30 PM

The National Privacy Commission also says data privacy should not be used as a shield against valid freedom of information requests

DATA PRIVACY. NPC Deputy Commissioner Ivy Patdu talks about media and privacy at its DPO6 assembly of data protection officers in Pasay City on August 29, 2017. Michael Bueza/Rappler

India's top court says privacy is a fundamental right

Aug 24, 2017 - 3:50 PM

This landmark verdict could have a major impact on the government s biometric program which has recorded the fingerprints and iris scans of more than one billion Indians

(FILES) This file photo taken on January 18, 2017 shows an Indian visitor giving a thumb impression to withdraw money from his bank account with his Aadhaar or Unique Identification (UID) card during a Digi Dhan Mela, held to promote digital payment, in Hyderabad. India's Supreme Court ruled August 24 that citizens have a constitutional right to privacy, a landmark verdict that could have wide-reaching implications for the government's biometric programme which holds data on over one billion people.  / AFP PHOTO / Noah SEELAM

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

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

DPO1 ASSEMBLY. Data protection officers from at least 186 agencies attend the 1st DPO assembly of the National Privacy Commission on April 5, 2017. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

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

Apr 05, 2017 - 12:51 PM

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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

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

Apr 02, 2017 - 1:04 PM

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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

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

PROMISE OF PRIVACY. NPC Commissioner Raymund Liboro gives updates on measures taken by Comelec to ensure no data breach in future elections. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

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

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

Photo by Chris Schnabel/Rappler

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

Feb 21, 2017 - 10:32 AM

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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

PRESS CONFERENCE. NPC Commissioner Raymund Liboro and Comelec Executive Director Jose Tolentino Jr respond to questions on February 20 about the robbery incident at the Comelec office in Wao, Lanao del Sur, in January. Michael Bueza/Rappler

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

FINED. Vizio is slapped with a fine for collecting data from consumers without consent

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

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

'COMELEAK' PANEL. Atty Romel Bagares, Atty Marlon Tonson and IT expert Angel Averia speak about the 2016 voters' data leak at the 3rd National Privacy Conference in Quezon City on January 20, 2017. Michael Bueza/Rappler

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

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

Image from infographic of National Privacy Commission

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

DATA PRIVACY, SECURITY. National Privacy Commission head Raymund Liboro speaks to Rappler on Thursday, January 12.

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

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 CHAIR RESPONDS. Comelec chairman Andres Bautista speaks to reporters on Thursday, January 5, following a decision by the National Privacy Commission finding him 'criminally liable' for the voters' data leak in March 2016. Michael Bueza/Rappler

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Jan 05, 2017 - 1:22 PM

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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

Commission on Elections chair Andres Bautista. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

5 safety tips from Facebook

Oct 25, 2016 - 7:50 PM

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

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


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

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

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

Rappler Talk: Data privacy and cybercrime prevention

Jul 05, 2016 - 5:00 PM

How can consumers avoid falling prey to data privacy breaches?

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

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

File photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

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

A woman takes pictures by her smartphone at the Red Square in Moscow on June 1, 2016. A phone call interception system and a controversial face recognition app are just two of the new Russian technologies that are rattling the tech industry by pushing the limits of privacy.    / AFP PHOTO / VASILY MAXIMOV

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

epa05171660 (FILE) The logo of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building in Washington DC, USA, 22 December 2014. Apple chief executive Tim Cook refused the judge's order in an open letter posted on the company's website 16 February 2016 shortly after Judge Sheri Pym ordered the company to help the FBI access data they believe is stored on the phone. The December 2 attack in San Bernardino was carried out by Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, at a holiday party at the county office where Farook worked. Fourteen people were killed. Police killed Farook and Malik later that same day in a shoot-out. The FBI wants Apple to help it hack into Farook's iPhone by building a new version of the iOS software that would circumvent security features and install the software on the iPhone, which was recovered during the investigation. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

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

DEMAND LETTER. Lawyer Romel Bagares of CenterLaw Philippines and their client Dr. Jose Ramon Albert explain on Monday, April 25, their decision to write a demand letter to the Comelec following the massive data leak last March. Michael Bueza/Rappler

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. Rick Bahague reacts to Comelec's response on the data leak of voter records during a forum at Commune cafe in Makati City on Saturday, April 23. Michael Bueza/Rappler

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


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

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

Bruce Sewell, General Counsel of Apple, is sworn-in prior to testifying on data encryption policies between the tech industry and law enforcement during a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, April 19, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

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

epa03882343 A sign outside the Blackberry campus in Kanata, Ottawa, Canada, 24 September 2013. BlackBerry has signed a provisional agreement to be bought by a consortium led by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, which already owns approximately 10 per cent of the publicly traded shares in the troubled Canadian company. EPA/STEPHEN MORRISON

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

An anti-government protester holds up his iPhone with a sign 'No Entry' during a demonstration near the Apple store on Fifth Avenue in New York on February 23, 2016. Jewel Samad/AFP

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

Internet security image from Shutterstock

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

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

Apple-FBI clash ends in stalemate

Mar 30, 2016 - 9:58 AM

The case is over but not the debate on encryption

An anti-government protester holds up his iPhone with a sign 'No Entry' during a demonstration near the Apple store on Fifth Avenue in New York on February 23, 2016. Jewel Samad/AFP

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

In this file photo, a security guard stands front of an Apple Store before a small rally in support of the company's privacy policy in New York, New York, USA, February 23, 2016. Justin Lane/EPA

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

epa05177560 A man holds a sign outside the FBI headquarters as people expressed support for Apple's decision to fight an effort by the FBI to compel the company to create a so-called 'backdoor' into Apple devices, outside the FBI headquarters in Washington, DC, USA, 23 February 2016. Gatherings to show support for Apple were planned for 23 February across more than 20 US states and several countries. Apple is fighting a court order that the FBI claims would help a terrorism investigation in San Bernardino, California. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

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

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

epa05189614 Senior vice president and general counsel for Apple Inc Bruce Sewell testifies before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on 'The Encryption Tightrope: Balancing Americans' Security and Privacy', on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 01 March 2016. A US federal judge last week ordered Apple to help the FBI crack the encryption on the iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook, who along with his wife killed 14 people in the 02 December shooting spree, an order which Apple chief executive Tim Cook has refused in an open letter published on Apple's website. EPA/SHAWN THEW