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June 2018 Volume 7 Issue 2

Know the Data Privacy Act of 2012 and How to Stay Compliant

Privacy is an inviolable human right, violations of the Data Privacy Act are punishable by law.

In September 8, 2012, Republic Act No. 10173, also known as Data Privacy Act of 2012 was passed into law. The National Privacy Commission (NPC) also adopted on September 9, 2016, the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR). The Act provides that those who are proven to be in violation of the law can be fined and even imprisoned.



The NPC recommends 5 data privacy guidelines to build your organization’s capacity to comply with the Data Privacy Act:

1. Appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO)

2. Conduct a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA)

3. Create your Privacy Management Program (PMP)

4. Implement your privacy and data protection (PDP) measures

5.  Regularly exercise your Breach Reporting Procedures (BRP)


Understanding and adherence to this law is particularly important in this digital age.



In a changing, modern business environment, employees want to work from everywhere and still access all the data they need. Enabling employees to achieve this would also result to efficient operations and on-the-go-productivity which then increases businesses’ competitiveness.

While going digital and allowing your employees to work anywhere and anytime is important, it also inevitably exposes you from risks. A high-risk organization will need commensurate privacy and security controls. Discover your risk level by taking this assessment.

With this, data security is more important than ever.

One of the more relevant sections in the IRR talks about the importance of Data Encryption:



Microsoft helps you solve this and many more challenges with Secure Productive Enterprise, bringing together:

•  Endpoint protection with Windows 10 Enterprise

•  Enterprise Mobility + Security

•   Secured and Mobile Productivity with Office 365


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Contact us at (632) 555.2488 or email to help you interpret your risk assessment result and how we can help.


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Source: Microsoft Philippines


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