Author: Disini & Disini Law Office

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Three days before Christmas, Bea Policarpio posted an appeal for help on Facebook. In it she mentioned that her sister, 17-year-old Ica Policarpio, had been missing since December 21 and was last seen at a coffee shop somewhere...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Data Privacy Act of 2012 (hereinafter the “Act”) lays out stringent guidelines designed to safeguard the privacy of both natural and juridical persons. However, the law also admits of certain exceptions, one of which pertains to information...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] The tension between privacy and security has been the subject of countless debates.1 While unfettered privacy may be prone to abuse impairing the state’s capacity to police unlawful activity, an uncontrolled government would result in tyranny.2 This article...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Data Privacy Act of 2012 (hereinafter, DPA or Act) is the Philippines’ first data privacy law. This  landmark legislation is instrumental in obtaining the needed investments for the Philippine’s booming information technology-business process outsourcing (IT-BPO) industry.1 The...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]I. Extra-territorial Application of the DPA The Data Privacy Act (hereinafter, DPA or Act) and its Implementing Rules (hereinafter, IRR) apply to both natural and juridical persons who are involved in the collection, recording, organization, storage, updating, consultation, erasure,...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Imagine a typical Monday morning in your office. You have been appointed and have acted as your company’s Data Protection Officer (DPO) for the past two months. You are still in the early stages of understanding your role...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Data Privacy Act of 2012 (herein after referred to as the “Act” or “DPA”) was enacted to bring the Philippines in line with international data protection standards to encourage investment and reinforce the Philippines’ position as a leading...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Disini & Disini Law Office receives the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year from the Asian Legal Business (ALB) during the ALB Philippine Law Awards 2017 held on October 6, 2017 at the Makati Shangri-La...

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