The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has joined hands with two groups from the finance sector in urging online lenders to stop excessive data collection and start complying with the Data Privacy Act.
Category: Data Privacy
If credit card details sensitive personal information, where is it in the Data Privacy Act (DPA) — the country’s data protection law — does it say that?
Following orders from the National Privacy Commission (NPC) to take down JuanHand, Pesopop, CashJeep, and Lemon Loan, the four online lending apps (OLAs) no longer appear and are now unavailable for download from the Google Play Store.
The National Privacy Commission said the four online lending apps — JuanHand, Pesopop, CashJeep, and Lemon Loan — were engaged in “irrelevant, unnecessary, and excessive” harvesting of personal and sensitive information without borrowers’ free and informed consent.
If your organization has peers based in the European Union (EU) and their relationship involves the transfer of personal data originating from that region, you should take note of the new set of standard contractual clauses (SCCs) adopted last June by the European Commission (EC).
Instances of alleged bogus online sellers have emerged in Cebu where items were sent to individuals who did not purchase them. These sellers may have acquired the individuals’ personal data through misuse, malicious disclosure, or improper disposal of information.
National Privacy Commission (NPC) chair Raymund Liboro said his agency is “saddened” by the recommendation by Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) chair Sergio Ortiz-Luis Jr. to reveal the names of Covid-positive individuals.
The Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) on Wednesday, July 28, launched an online privacy course on its official website and YouTube channel.