Posts Tagged NPC

Cyberattack on S&R compromised 22,000 data subjects – NPC

Robie de Guzman   •   November 25, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The National Privacy Commission (NPC) reported that some 22,000 data subjects were affected in the ransomware attack on S&R Membership Shopping. In a statement, the NPC said...

NTC to telcos: Warn public against spam text messages

Robie de Guzman   •   November 23, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has ordered telcos to send a message to its subscribers, warning them about text scams that contain dubious job offers. In a...

Nat’l Privacy Commission urged to stop ‘budol’ text scams

Robie de Guzman   •   November 22, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – A lawmaker on Monday urged the National Privacy Commission (NPC) to look into text scams that offer shady jobs. In a statement, Senator Joel Villanueva asked the...

NPC draws line between invoking data privacy law and obeying gov’t subpoena

Maris Federez   •   October 27, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has clarified that no one must use the Republic Act 10173 or the Data Privacy Act of 2012 as an excuse to...

Right to data privacy not an excuse to evade legal proceedings – NPC

Robie de Guzman   •   October 22, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The National Privacy Commission (NPC) on Thursday reiterated that a person’s right to data privacy should not be used as an excuse to evade legal investigations. “We...

Google removes 4 online lending apps due to serious privacy risks

Robie de Guzman   •   September 1, 2021

Google Play Store has removed four online lending apps (OLA), namely, JuanHand, Pesopop, CashJeep, and Lemon Loan, due to the serious privacy risks they pose to individuals who download the...

Operasyon ng JuanHand, 3 pang online lending apps, ipinasasara ng NPC

Robie de Guzman   •   August 27, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Ipinatitigil na ng National Privacy Commission (NPC) ang operasyon ng apat na online lending applications dahil sa umano’y hindi tamang paggamit ng personal data ng ilan nitong...

Be responsible in posting identities of SAP beneficiaries on social media, NPC urges LGUs

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has advised local government units (LGUs) to be responsible in posting the identities of Social Amelioration Program (SAP) beneficiaries on social media. In an...

NPC reminds public to properly dispose shipping labels

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 16, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The National Privacy Commission (NPC) is reminding the public to properly dispose shipping labels from their online purchases to prevent incidents of identity theft. “Shipping labels contain...

PH privacy commission warns public vs online fraud, scams amid COVID-19 scare

Robie de Guzman   •   March 24, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The National Privacy Commission (NPC) on Tuesday warned the public against online scammers using the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) scare to exploit and steal money and personal...

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