Today, as we are in community quarantine and as we practice social distancing, telemedicine may be the answer to the need of patients seeking consult but unable to travel or unwilling to take the risk of additional exposure to the novel coronavirus.
The National Privacy Commission (NPC) said the Data Privacy Act is clear in its provisions that personal information can only be collected when it is necessary and that it should only be disclosed to the proper authority.
The NPC said revealing the identities of Covid-19 patients to the public or providing information that could accurately identify people who are under investigation or have contracted the disease is counter-productive and could do more harm than good.
The National Privacy Commission (NPC) is extending until August 31, 2020 the validity of the registration of Personal Information Controllers (PICs) and Personal Information Processors (PIPs) to make way for a new automated system to be launched in July.
The NPC has issued a Cease and Desist Order (CDO) to Grab Philippines after finding deficiencies in complying with the Data Privacy Act of 2012 for three personal data processing systems, which may endanger the privacy rights of the riding public.
Saying that public safety is a paramount concern, the National Privacy Commission said (NPC) said it is legally allowed for airlines to release passenger manifest to government agencies, particularly the Department of Health, to prevent the spread of the nCov epidemic in the country.
The trial run will involve over 180 GrabCar vehicles, of which half will be equipped with in-car cameras and the rest with audio-recording capabilities.
John Henry Naga will leave his post at the DICT and replace lawyer-physician Ivy Patdu, whose term as deputy commissioner lapsed in March this year.