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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


A Quick Guide To Philippine Data Privacy Law Compliance

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.

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