Wednesday, October 4, 2023
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Data Privacy

PEZA, BOC ink data-sharing deal on e-transfer systems  

The data-sharing agreement now allows PEZA to have access in tracking, monitoring, and auditing the location and condition of cargoes, as well as obtain real-time alarms on diversion and tampering of cargoes.

NPC warns public on sale of pre-registered SIM cards

The NPC said it has observed alarming instances wherein certain individuals, ostensibly acting as agents of malevolent entities, are enticing unsuspecting individuals with monetary offers as much as P1,000 in exchange for SIM cards that have been registered.

SC penalizes 5 lawyers over homophobic Facebook posts

In penalizing the five lawyers, the Supreme Court said the right to privacy of lawyers is limited, especially when it comes to their social media accounts.

License of online lender revoked for unlawful debt collection practices

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has revoked with finality the license of Populus Lending Corporation to operate as a lending corporation for unlawful debt collection practices and failure to disclose its online lending platforms (OLPs) to the agency.

Data exposure due to misuse of ‘cc’ in email on the rise, says NPC

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) said security incidents as a result of inadvertent use of the “cc” or carbon copy function have risen since 2021.

NPC warns firms, villages against indiscriminate taking photos of IDs

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) on Saturday, Aug. 5, warned against the “prevalent practices” by certain businesses and associations of taking photos of identification (ID) cards of customers or other persons using the electronic devices of their employees or agents without safeguards or privacy notice.

GCash on ‘extended preventive maintenance’ after hacking incident

The e-wallet provider said “no preventive measures are too much if it is meant to protect all hardworking customers that placed their trust on GCash.”

NPC signs pact with telcos for protection of personal data of subscribers

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) said on Thursday, May 11, that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with local telecommunications companies to...

DICT’s ‘Project: SIM Check Mo’ puts subscribers at risk of number scraping, other attacks

While the project aims to protect citizens by identifying the owners of SIM cards spreading scams, it does the opposite to Filipino mobile subscribers: exposing them to further risks such as number scraping attacks.

DICT says copies of leaked gov’t info found on Azure cloud

Despite the denial of a data breach by some law enforcement agencies, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said on Thursday, April 20, that copies of leaked personal data were stored in an Azure cloud site.

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