Tag: data privacy

INCOGNITO | Inmate deaths, privacy, and public pressure

Jam Jacob: “For public interest to justify the disclosure of prison records, a specific ground must still be identified. However, there are sufficient grounds under the Data Privacy Act that allow the sharing or disclosure of such records.”

Gov’t can disclose names of dead inmates, says NPC chief

Sen. Franklin Drilon also said the fact of death is not sensitive personal information protected by the Data Privacy Act and that a death certificate is in fact a public document required to be filed upon any person’s death.

DOH, UP issue guidelines on telemedicine practice in PH

The telemedicine guidelines comes after the DOH and the National Privacy Commission released an earlier joint memorandum circular allowing the use of telemedicine as a way to respond to the Covid-19 health crisis.

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