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February 20, 2018
A recurring question on the scope of Republic Act No. 10173, also known as the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA), is whether it exempts the field of research from the application of the law. After all, the DPA does say that it does not apply to personal information processed for specific...
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February 13, 2018
A prison term and a fine. Over here in the Philippines, some people who talk about privacy (specifically, data privacy) like to put these two at the core of discussions. Their bottom line: if you don’t obey the law, you go to jail and you pay a hefty sum as a result. I prefer a different...
February 13, 2018
Recognizing the need for kids to make the most out of the web, Google launched its “Be Internet Awesome” campaign in June of last year. The program aims to provide guidance to parents and teachers—arguably still the most influential people in children’s lives—when teaching their kids five (5) Key...
February 06, 2018
People who value their privacy are put through the wringer whenever the advocacy is in the spotlight and propped up against another important interest of the State, the general public, or both. They are forced to examine their priorities and choose which one they prefer more....
January 30, 2018
Headlines these past two weeks are riddled with reports of online news outlet Rappler’s legal woes. First, the Securities and Exchange Commission orders the company to close shop for supposedly violating a provision in the 1987 Constitution regarding mass media ownership and management. Then...
January 23, 2018
It sometimes gets thrown around that data privacy is an issue unique to this century such that it requires a modern regulatory policy like our Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA). A statement like that is inaccurate at best, and can actually be misleading. Data privacy is about a person’s...

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