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The National Telecommunications Commission and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) recently held a Data Privacy Summit in Zamboanga City to raise the public’s knowledge of the Data Privacy Act. DICT Assistant Regional Director Guilbert Simene said the summit provided local government units, national...

A partnership between the Philippine Statistics Authority and the Presidential Communications Operations Office was announced in a press briefing in Malacanang last Monday. The two offices will be coordinating to promote the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) or national ID system. PSA Undersecretary Lisa Grace Bersales...

In his Memorandum Circular No. 49, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the creation of a committee that will be responsible for reviewing the inventory of exceptions to the Freedom of Information Order. It will also be required to periodically update the list of FOI exceptions “to...

The National Privacy Commission called out this week to “white hat” hackers to offer their expertise in the government’s effort to secure various projects, particularly the PhilSys ID System. NPC chief Raymund Enriquez Liboro said that one of the government’s biggest challenges today is delivering basic...