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Data Privacy Act Forum at Dusit Thani Manila on November 3, 2016

Experts discuss compliance with the Data Privacy Act

    In a move to help organizations implement appropriate security and privacy practices, legal governance and technology experts, as well as officials of the National Privacy Commission (NPC) discussed the compliance aspects of the Data Privacy Act (DPA) and its recently released implementing rules and regulations (IRR) in a one day event organized by […]

Data Privacy Act’s IRR released

After a series of public consultations, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) released the final version of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Data Privacy Act (DPA). Passed into law in 2012, the DPA seeks to protect personal information collected by the government and private sectors. According to NPC Commissioner Raymund Liboro, the rules […]

DICT to hold second consultation for draft IRR on August 18

The second public consultation for the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of RA 10844 or the law creating the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is set on August 18 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Audio Visual Room of the DICT Building at C.P. Garcia Avenue in Quezon City. The first public consultation was […]

Public consultation on DICT Act’s IRR set on August 5

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) will hold a public consultation on the proposed Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 10844 or the “Department of Information And Communications Technology Act of 2015” on August 5, from 1:00 to 5:00 P.M. The event will be held at the Audio Visual Room […]

NPC to hold public consultation for Data Privacy Act Draft IRR

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) is set to hold its second public consultation on the draft of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Data Privacy Act on July 13. The forum will be held at the College of Mass Communication Auditorium, University of the Philippines-Diliman (UPD) in Quezon City from 8 A.M. to […]

IRR of the Data Privacy Act released; PCS to hold discussion

Four years after the law was passed, the Data Privacy Act of 2012’s Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) has been finally released for comments. Following its release, the Philippine Computer Society (PCS) will hold a discussion about it for IT professionals and stakeholders in the industry. The discussion will also help attendees conduct separate meetings […]

PCC to assess PLDT-Globe-SMC telco deal

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) is set to probe the P70 billion buy out of telecommunications giants Philippine Long Distance Company (PLDT) and Globe Telecom of San Miguel Corporation’s (SMC) telecommunications assets. In an official statement, the Commission said that they have a keen interest in the proposed transaction because of the strong public clamor […]

PLDT, Globe, acquires SMC telco assets

Amid the growing clamor for faster Internet services, San Miguel Corporation (SMC) sold its telecommunications assets to industry giants, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) and Globe Telecom for about P70 billion. Among the assets include the 700 megahertz spectrum, a type of low-band frequency which is more cost-efficient, has wider coverage, and penetrates indoor […]

Watch JJ Disini’s Bloomberg interview on the DICT

The new Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) would be important for coordination among different sectors affected by information and technology to encourage economic growth, Atty. JJ Disini said. In an interview with BloombergTV, he said, “If you don’t have somebody like the DICT to step in, and sort of create coordination among all […]

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