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Privacy Commission warns contact tracers against collecting unnecessary information

THE National Privacy Commission (NPC) said in a statement that contact-tracing organizations must not collect unnecessary information in their forms, such as signatures.

Privacy body says FaceApp policies have improved

FACEAPP’S privacy policies have improved in the past year, the National Privacy Commission said when it reassessed the popular editing application after cybersecurity experts flagged the risks of uploading personal images.

NPC releases guidelines on work-from-home operations

THE NATIONAL Privacy Commission (NPC) has released guidelines for data security for work-from-home (WFH) operations, encouraging institutions to use only authorized software and organization-issued devices.

Companies warned on virus patient’s privacy

THE National Privacy Commission (NPC) has warned companies against disclosing the identities of employees under investigation or confirmed positive for the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

NPC to end validity of PICs, PIPs in August

THE NATIONAL Privacy Commission (NPC) will end the validity of current registrations to process or control personal information after it launches its automated registration system in July.

NPC shuts 26 online lending companies

THE NATIONAL Privacy Commission (NPC) on Monday said it shut down 26 online lending companies that allegedly shame their borrowers.

PHL to improve business data privacy standards

THE Philippines is taking steps to improve business data privacy standards, according to a National Privacy Commission (NPC) official.

NPC initiates proceedings against 3 online lending firms

THE National Privacy Commission (NPC) has found three online lending firms to have violated the privacy of persons who were allegedly shamed publicly, including maliciously disclosing the private information of borrowers.

Security in a world of too much data

BusinessWorld holds Cybersecurity Forum By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran, Special Features Writer Cybersecurity starts from within. That is the clarion call expressed by the speakers at BusinessWorld’s first...

PHL privacy watchdog opens investigation on Facebook

By Krista Angela M. Montealegre, National Correspondent THE National Privacy Commission (NPC) has opened a formal inquiry into Facebook, Inc. following the social media giant’s...

PHL sets inquiry on Facebook data misuse

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo, Reporter THE National Privacy Commission (NPC) said it has begun preliminary work for the investigation of possible improper use of...

NPC begins probe on Facebook data breach

The National Privacy Commission said it has begun preliminary work for the investigation of possible improper use of Filipino Facebook users' data by firm...

Privacy commission summons Uber to explain data security procedures

THE National Privacy Commission (NPC) summoned Uber Philippines to fully explain their data processing operations after a global data breach affected users in the...