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FAQs from the Government Sector
Government 3 months agoBy: Glenda Leah Caringal

Here are answers to the FAQs of the Government Sector

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FAQs for Retail/Direct Marketing
Retail/Direct Marketing 4 months agoBy: krishna.tana


retail and direct marketing SECTOR

Frequently Asked Questions


Q.1. Up to what extent does the law covers the retail and direct marketing sector? Does it include the smallest as convenient stores?

If your company collects, stores, uses, shares, or discloses any information about a person, you are a personal information controller and the DPA applies to you. If you were outsourced or instructed by a PIC to process personal data, then you are a personal information processor or PIP, and the DPA also applies to you. This is regardless whether the personal information ...

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Frequently Asked Questions for Health
Health/Hospital 4 months agoBy: RenChin



Frequently Asked Questions


Q.1. Is it necessary to obtain a consent for when processing health information for medical treatment and healthcare deliver?

No, it is no longer necessary to obtain consent if a healthcare provider will collect, use, disclose, store health information for medical treatment purpose, because under Section 13 of DPA, processing of health information necessary for purposes of medical treatment, is carried out by a medical practitioner or a medical treatment institution shall be allowed.

However, you may still opt to obtain an ...

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Telco FAQ
Telecommunication/ISPs 4 months agoBy: Rashy Rellosa




Scope of the DPA

  1. Are telecommunication companies (telco) and internet service providers (ISPs) covered by Republic Act No. 10173, otherwise known as the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA)?

The law applies to the processing of all types of personal information and to any natural and juridical person involved in personal information processing. As long as the entity processes personal data in its operations, both internal and external, it is covered by the law, its Implementing Rules and ...

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Retail/Direct Marketing 4 months agoBy: levibcruz

Suggesting the creation of a unique Channel for the Distribution segment or industry as that for Retial/Direct Marketing does NOT seem to fit our business model. Is this workable come the next Data Privacy Stakeholders Assembly or any upcoming DPO-centric caucus or session? Thank you.

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FAQs for Tourism Sector
Tourism 4 months agoBy: jonathan.ragsag



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Q1: Are travel agents/suppliers required to collect proof of consent of the data subject for all its clients prior to rendering the service requested?

If consent is the proper basis for the processing of personal and sensitive personal information (collectively, personal data), travel agents/suppliers are required to have proof of consent which may be in written, electronic or recorded means/form.

Note that aside from consent, there are other lawful criteria for processing personal data, i.e. fulfillment of a contract, ...

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FAQs for Social Media and Media
Social Media & Media 4 months agoBy: ajdelcastillo



Frequently Asked Questions


Q.1 Does the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA) apply to my company?


If your company collects, stores, uses, shares, or discloses any information about a person, you are a personal information controller. If you were outsourced or instructed by a PIC to process personal data, then you are a personal information processor or PIP. In both instances, applies regardless of whether or not the personal information you hold, or process involves a Filipino citizen.


The media may be collecting personal ...

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Transportation and Logistics FAQs
Transportation & Logistics 4 months agoBy: enforcementac

Data Privacy Council

Transportation and Logistics Sector


Frequently Asked Questions

w/ Case Studies


Q.1. What are the most notable data breaches in the Transportation and Logistics Industry?


There have been recent breaches concerning the Transporation and Logistics Industry, the following are some of the most notable ones:


  1. Cathay Pacific
  2. British Airways
  3. Uber
  4. Air Canada
  5. Delta Airlines
  6. FedEx
  7. Clarksons
  8. Maersk


Case Study: British Airways


Q.2. What happened to British Airways?


British Airways is said to be a victim of ...

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Real Estate Sector FAQs
Real Estate 4 months agoBy: rodanonoy



Frequently Asked Questions


Q. 1. What is personal information?

Personal information refers to any information whether recorded in a material form or not, from which the identity of an individual is apparent or can be reasonably and directly ascertained by the entity holding the information, or when put together with other information would directly and certainly identify an individual.


Q. 2. Are CCTV footages covered by the Data Privacy Act?

The provisions of the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA) are applicable to CCTV images and footages ...

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GOCCs Frequently Asked Questions
Government-Owned and/or Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) 4 months agoBy: kbarrios



  • How do we process requests for information under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act?

When releasing information subject of an FOI request that entails disclosing personal information, you are required to afford full protection to a person’s right to privacy and to adhere to the principles of transparency, legitimate purpose, and proportionality.

Moreover, under the DPA, you are allowed to disclose the following:


  • Information about any individual who is or was an officer or employee of a government institution that relates to the position or ...

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