Training program for implementation of Data Privacy Act

(The Philippine Star) - December 2, 2018 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The National Privacy Commission’s campaign to inspect the compliance of all companies to the Data Privacy Act (DPA) across industries is now on full blast. With the recent release of the NPC’s Guidelines on Compliance Checks contained in Memorandum Circular 18-02 dated Sept. 20, 2018, there is no reason for companies not to comply with this regulation. Ignoring this compliance issue will expose your organization and management to far greater risk. Failure to comply to this regulation can result in criminal prosecution up to six years imprisonment and civil liabilities for accountable officers, regulatory sanctions to suspend business transactions, and penalties of up to P5 million.

With the clamor of many organizations to address their compliance issues, the Center for Global Best Practices will run a training program titled, Compliance to the IRR of the Data Privacy Act and Implementation Best Practices on Dec. 5, 2018 at the Manila Marriott Hotel, Pasay City.

This will teach you how to design a program of action that is fully compliant. The lecture will cover not only a basic understanding of the Data Privacy Act and its IRR, but also a deeper dive into the advanced concepts such as privacy accountability, risk assessment, third-party management, data breach identification, incident reporting and more. Attendees will also learn the best practices on how to prepare their organizations to implement these changes and to provide solutions and valuable insights to address compliance issues that organizations must address.

This program will feature an expert legal practitioner, Atty. Juan Paolo  Fajardo, who is a seasoned data privacy practitioner. Having worked as a legal consultant for the Office of the Commissioner of the NPC, he assisted in the formulation of the agency’s framework for compliance. During his stint with the NPC, he also assisted in the development of the commission’s 30-60-90 day compliance plan for the private and public sectors and the industry specific privacy codes. He finished his Masters of Law with special focus on information privacy and competition law at Columbia Law School in New York and a Juris Doctor Degree at the University of the Philippines. Currently, he is a partner at Fajardo Law Offices.

Check www.cgbp.org for details and a complete list of best practices programs or call landlines in Manila (+63 2) 842-7148/ 59 and (+63 2) 556-8968/ 69, in Baguio (+63 74) 423-2914, in Cebu (+63 32) 512-3106 or 07, or Legazpi City (+63 52) 736-0148.

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