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Philippines adopts Data Privacy Act

Monday 27 August 2012 | 03:32 CET | News
The Philippines have signed the Data Privacy Act into law. The regulations are expected to become effective next month, the Philippine Information Agency reports. Under the new law, all public and private enterprises must safeguard the confidentiality and integrity of personal information collected in the course of their operations. The law will also provide for the establishment of a Data Privacy Commission, which will be attached to the Office of the President. It will be headed by a privacy commissioner, who will also act as chairman of the commission. He will hold the rank of a Cabinet secretary.

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Countries: Philippines
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