DATA PRIVACY ACT 101 FOR TEACHERS, PARENTS AND LEARNERS



In 2012, the Philippines passed Republic Act No. 10173 or the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA) which aims to protect the fundamental human right to privacy of communication while ensuring free flow of information to promote innovation and growth [and] the [State’s] inherent obligation to ensure that personal information in information and communications systems in government and in the private sector are secured and protected. Ms. Olivia Ann P. Manansala, Data Privacy Office of Francisco G. Nepomuceno Memorial High School talked about the basics of the law in the school context to guide and protect the teachers, parents and learners.

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