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Data Protection Officers: A Quick Guide

The Data Privacy Act of 2012 provides for security measures for the protection of personal data. Under Rule VI of the law, personal information controllers and personal information processors, shall, in appropriate cases, designate Data Protection or Compliance Officers as their representatives. These officers shall be held accountable for “ensuring compliance with applicable laws regarding the protection of data privacy and security.” [1] Data Protection Officers (DPOs), are mandated to ensure that data protection policies providing for organization, physical, and technical security measures are followed. The rights of data subjects are respected when the personal information controllers and processors, represented […]

The Philippine E-Government Fund

The Philippine E-Government Fund

The Philippine Government has a vision of e-governance—that ICT should be used to effect good governance through a more efficient delivery of services to its citizens.[1] As envisioned, E-Government is the government’s use of web-based internet applications and other information and communications technologies combined with processes to enhance the access to and delivery of government services and bring about improvements in, among other things, effectiveness, efficiency, service quality or transformation of government operations.[2] According to the CICT, ICT will be used in streamlining and simplifying government processes, within and across agencies, and integrating systems and networks to allow swift exchange […]