30 August 2017
The Philippines has always had privacy laws – from fundamental pronouncements in the Constitution, to specific protections for bank accounts, private conversations and privileged communications. But it was only in 2012 that a general privacy statute on personal data was enacted. The Data Privacy Act of 2012 ('DPA') was modelled after the EU Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC) (the 'EU Directive'), and a quick glance at the law will show that it adopts terminology and principles common to privacy regimes and policies in other countries.
A Quick Guide To Philippine Data Privacy Law Compliance