Author: Data Privacy Philippines

Fast food chain Wendy’s is facing a class action suit in the state of Illinois for unlawfully collecting and storing employee fingerprints. Filed last September 11, the complaint says that Wendy’s had violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) for not adequately informing its employees...

Accessing Geolocation without a Search Warrant There have been reports on the police using the global positioning tracker (GPS) of stolen vehicles[1] or smartphones[2] to catch suspects. Last December 2015, the Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) had a breakthrough in the “rent-sangla” scheme where...

National Privacy Commission chief Raymund Enriquez Liboro said Wednesday that he has ordered ABS-CBN to immediately fix the data breach affecting their online stores. Netherlands-based security consultant and researcher Willem de Groot revealed this week that websites store.abs-cbn.com and uaapstore.com were affected by a skimmer...