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Online lending apps accused of 'shaming' borrowers by texting contacts

May 23, 2019 - 1:49 PM

Mobile lenders are allegedly debt-shaming borrowers by texting their contacts about their outstanding debt


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

Apr 18, 2019 - 1:49 PM

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

FOI website data leak? Privacy commission investigating

Mar 22, 2019 - 7:51 PM

The government and the National Privacy Commission are looking into the issue of identification documents seemingly getting indexed on search engines

DFA to privacy commission: We're in control of passport data

Jan 21, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs tells the National Privacy Commission that 'all passport data is safe'

TOP DIPLOMAT. Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddybooy' Locsin Jr faces the Commission on Appointments, November 28, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PH privacy commission to probe passport data loss

Jan 12, 2019 - 9:02 PM

The National Privacy Commission demands an explanation 'to the satisfaction of the law' after it was revealed that a former DFA contractor 'took away' Philippine passport holders' data

DATA PRIVACY. National Privacy Commission will summon the Department of Foreign Affairs, other concerned government agencies, and the alleged contractor for a possible data privacy issue on the data of Philippine passport holders. Rappler file photo

Warning from privacy commission: Don't share unverified info

Dec 22, 2018 - 5:32 PM

'If I were you, I wouldn't post the personal information of someone I wasn't sure about, under the flag of vigilante action,' says NPC official Francis Acero

NPC summons Pines City Colleges officers over data privacy in pregnancy testing

Nov 09, 2018 - 4:54 PM

The National Privacy Commission wants to confirm if Pines City Colleges is complying with the 'principles of transparency, legitimate purpose, and proportionality in accordance with law'

SUMMONED. Pines City Colleges image from Google Maps.

Philippines earns voting seat on international privacy body

Oct 25, 2018 - 4:13 PM

The International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners is a worldwide conference of 119 independent data privacy and protection regulators from around the world

PH IN THE ICDPPC. The Philippines wins a voting seat on the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners. Photo courtesy of the National Privacy Commission.

Facebook breach affected 755,973 accounts in PH

Oct 18, 2018 - 11:50 AM

Facebook is ordered to provide identity theft and phishing insurance to Filipino hacking victims


Lack of protection on admin account blamed for ABS-CBN store hack – NPC

Oct 12, 2018 - 4:00 PM

The NPC notes that, 'had ABS-CBN insisted its third-party developer to use multi-factor authentication earlier, the site would not have been compromised'

Rappler Talk: Legal ramifications Facebook faces in PH for security breach

Oct 06, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Rappler talks to the National Privacy Commission's complaints and investigations chief, Francis Acero, about what penalties Facebook may face in light of the September 2018 hack


NPC: Facebook's notice to users after hack 'leaves much to be desired'

Sep 29, 2018 - 3:40 PM

The National Privacy Commission urges Filipinos to take necessary steps to stay safe online

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NPC assures public data privacy top priority in national ID system

Aug 06, 2018 - 9:38 PM

National Privacy Commission Chief Raymund Liboro says they will 'continuously press for the adoption of internationally accepted data protection and privacy standards in the implementation of the national identification system'

Data privacy 101: What’s a data protection officer?

Jul 03, 2018 - 12:05 PM

Having a data protection officer is now a requirement for any company that handles user data. Here's what companies and prospective data officers should know about the position


NPC to mitigate data privacy risk concerning national ID system

May 28, 2018 - 7:47 PM

The commission promises to ensure that other government agencies adhere to the Data Privacy Act when handling or processing personal data

LIBORO. The National Privacy Commission chief Raymund Liboro speaks to the press at the 1st National Data Privacy Conference. Photo from National Privacy Commission


Cybersecurity roundup: May 20 to 26, 2018

May 26, 2018 - 11:49 AM

In this week's Cybersecurity Roundup, it's a two-for-one Amazon special coupled with General Data Protection Regulation complaints in the European Union!

NPC to launch campaign against 'careless use of online services'

May 23, 2018 - 6:13 PM

The yearlong campaign is called 'PSST!' or 'Privacy, Safety, Security, and Trust online'


Jollibee suspends Chowking, Greenwich, Red Ribbon delivery websites

May 09, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Another Jollibee-owned chain, Burger King Philippines, will continue to operate as it's 'on a different platform.' Mang Inasal, on the other hand, doesn't have its own delivery website

Jollibee delivery website suspended over 'serious vulnerabilities'

May 08, 2018 - 9:13 PM

(UPDATED) The National Privacy Commission orders the suspension, saying that around 18 million users of Jollibee's delivery website are at risk


Cybersecurity roundup: April 22 to 28, 2018

Apr 28, 2018 - 2:39 PM

Check out this week's Cybersecurity Roundup, which features Amazon Alexa hacks and crackdowns against a major distributed denial of service provider.

NPC summons officials of schools, gov't agencies hit by security breach

Apr 24, 2018 - 1:55 PM

The National Privacy Commission wants them to explain why their Personal Information Controllers did not inform the commission nor the people affected by the data breach within 72 hours of the incident

Duterte on Bensouda, Sereno’s SALNs, National Privacy Commission on Facebook | Evening wRap

Apr 13, 2018 - 7:41 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

PH privacy commission to probe Facebook after data scandal

Apr 13, 2018 - 2:34 PM

The National Privacy Commission wants Facebook to submit documents that would help establish the scope and the effects of the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal in relation to Filipino users

Be vigilant when sharing data on social media – privacy commission

Apr 07, 2018 - 7:49 PM

'We encourage the public to exercise a new level of care about their privacy and to take part in forming the future of Facebook in the country,' says Privacy Commissioner Mon Liboro

PRIVACY. National Privacy Commission holds a press briefing on the Facebook Controversy involving Cambridge Analytica on April 6, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

No migration of personal data to Grab in Uber app shutdown – privacy commission

Apr 06, 2018 - 4:51 PM

Grab Philippines head Brian Cu says the only data shared by Uber is driver data – which will only be available once the driver has given his consent

DATA. National Privacy Commission and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board conducted a joint press briefing regarding the Uber-Grab acquisition. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 28, 2018

Mar 28, 2018 - 1:34 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

KIM'S FIRST TRIP ABROAD. This video grab taken from footage released by China Central Television (CCTV) on March 28, 2018 shows Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shaking hands during their meeting in Beijing on March 27, 2018. AFP PHOTO / CCTV

Philippines' privacy watchdog summons Grab after deal with Uber

Mar 27, 2018 - 7:20 PM

With Grab becoming the biggest ride-sharing platform in the Philippines after the exit of Uber, the National Privacy Commission wants to ensure that the company is properly protecting users' data

AFTERMATH. Discussion with the Philippine privacy watchdog comes after Uber sold its entire Southeast Asian business to rival Grab. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

PH privacy commission summons Uber execs over data breach

Nov 22, 2017 - 7:58 PM

The meeting on November 23 is part of the 'formal breach notification procedure' required under the Philippines' Data Privacy Act of 2012

Data Privacy Act compliance 'not just a checklist' – NPC exec

Oct 12, 2017 - 5:34 PM

Ensuring the protection of Filipinos' personal information should not be seen as a burden, says National Privacy Commission official Ivy Patdu at a seminar on data privacy

DATA PRIVACY. NPC Deputy Commissioner Ivy Patdu speaks at the 'Countdown to Data Privacy' seminar of Disini & Disini Law Office on October 11, 2017. Screengrab from Rappler video

Seminar on Data Privacy Act compliance set for October 11

Oct 03, 2017 - 9:23 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Data privacy is essential to all businesses, says Disini & Disini Law Office as it organizes the 'Countdown to Data Privacy' seminar

Wealth details won't be hidden in future SALN releases – Malacañang

Sep 26, 2017 - 3:40 PM

A public official's home address and details about his or her children who are minors will remain blacked out, says PCOO Assistant Secretary Kris Ablan

#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

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

Watch the midday newscast with Zak Yuson

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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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

#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

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

National Privacy Commission, AKP, Russian ambassador | Midday wRap

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

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