Category: Data Privacy

Google takes down lending apps on orders of NPC

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.

NPC orders takedown of 4 online lending apps

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.

INCOGNITO | Why EU standard contractual clauses matter for PH companies

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).

Online sellers told: Discard customers’ personal data properly

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.

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