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NPC to impose administrative fines on data privacy violations in private sector

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) stressed the proposed fines are separate from the criminal penalties and fines provided under the Data Privacy Act (DPA) and its implementing rules and regulations.

NPC warns LGUs on online posting of cash aid recipients

The privacy body issued the statement as a number of LGUs were reported to have released the sensitive personal data of the beneficiaries on Facebook and Google Drive.

NPC raises concerns over new privacy terms of WhatsApp

WhatsApp is set to change its privacy policy in a way that would allow the sharing of data with third-party companies hosted by its parent firm Facebook, the NPC said.

Batangas-based online lender ordered to take down list of 6,000 borrowers

The NPC ordered online lender Familyhan to immediately take down its master database online to prevent more people from gaining unauthorized access to it.

NPC extends stoppage order against website that exposed personal data of car owners

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) is extending the cease-and-desist order (CDO) on following the failure of its owners and operators to counter privacy violation allegations hurled against the site.

Biz establishments warned against ‘repurposing’ of collected data

Repurposing personal data is punishable under the Data Privacy Act (DPA), the NPC said in an advisory issued on October 23 in response to complaints from citizens against business establishments over mishandling and misuse of contact-tracing data, such as a customer’s name, address, age, cellphone number and e-mail.

NPC circular bars online lenders from getting phone, social media contact list of borrowers

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has issued a circular in response to numerous complaints that online lenders were illegally using personal data of clients and those of others on their contact lists, causing damage to their reputation and violating their rights as data subjects.

NPC wants more info from Facebook on suspicious accounts

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) said it is initiating a deeper probe on its own after Facebook recently took down accounts supporting Pres. Rodrigo Duterte and Davao City mayor Sarah Duterte-Carpio due to “coordinated inauthentic behavior”.

INCOGNITO | Catching up with the Data Privacy Act

Eight and four years into their existence, the Data Privacy Act and the National Privacy Commission respectively are at a crucial junction. If they are to remain relevant not just in the local regulatory ecosystem, but in the overall consciousness of Filipinos and residents alike, they have to confront difficult issues head on and with consistency.

NPC issues rules allowing hearings via videoconferencing

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) said it has adopted videoconferencing to reduce the risks of coronavirus infections posed by face-to-face hearings.
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