Gathering around 2,000 data protection officers (DPOs) and data privacy enthusiasts from various sectors including the academe, government, and corporations, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) successfully opened the Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) by launching the first National Data Privacy Conference in the country.
Held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City, the two-day conference that started on Monday, May 28th, was a breakthrough activity of the agency whose mandate was “to administer and implement the Data Privacy Act (DPA) of 2012”. Dubbed as the country’s privacy watchdog, the agency is also tasked to “monitor and ensure compliance of the country with international standards set for data protection.”
This year’s PAW centered on the theme “Protecting the Filipino’s Right to Data Privacy”.
The conference was a success in keeping all DPOs abreast of all things data privacy. To make everyone in sync with how DPOs should be interpreting DPA and the agency’s regulations and processes, the conference outlined all the necessary talks and workshops that would allow the participants to learn and mingle with fellow data privacy enthusiasts while at the same time enjoying the entire conference.
NPC’s first Data Privacy Conference not only gave a glimpse of what’s in store for everyone in the years to come as data subjects and protectors but also equipped all to have the right mindset towards the law and the agency.
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