Privacy body to boost awareness among Filipinos

By Kris Crismundo

February 12, 2024, 8:29 am

MANILA – The National Privacy Commission (NPC) is focusing on protecting personal information and promoting privacy awareness among Filipinos this year.

In a statement over the weekend, the NPC said it aims to ensure that every Filipino understands the fundamental concepts of data privacy and the law.

NPC Deputy Commissioner Leandro Angelo Aguirre said the commission plans to expand basic data privacy education outside Metro Manila by making the Data Privacy Foundational Course available for training providers outside the capital.

Aguirre said the data privacy course would be practical and helpful for various professionals.

"We want to democratize access to privacy education," the official said, adding that NPC targets to release the course materials before the Privacy Awareness Week in May.

This will allow groups across the country to conduct their own training sessions using NPC resources, Aguirre added.

He said this initiative would make privacy education accessible to Filipinos.

Aguirre also stressed the importance of boosting knowledge on data privacy nationwide to create a safer and more aware environment for Filipinos on data protection. (PNA)