Aquino Signs Data Privacy Act into Law
by: Sarah Joson
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The law aims to protect and secure private data from both public and private entities. The National Privacy Commission is assigned to monitor and make sure that the country is following international standards in terms of data protection protocols.
Moreover, a data protection guide will be published and reviewed periodically in case an occasion calls for an update, as well as to keep the private and public entities informed.
Senate Science Committee Chairman Edgardo Angara, who proposed the bill, said if the act is signed into law, it will help the country’s IT-BPO industry grow and attain the revenue forecast of $25 billion by 2016 and employment of up to four million Filipinos.