Compliance guide to the Data Privacy Act

Philippine companies are given until March 8 to fully comply with the second and final phase of the implementing rules and regulations of the Data Privacy Act, or Republic Act 10173, or face sanctions and penalties that range from one to six years imprisonment, and a fine of not less than P500,000 and not more than P5 million, depending on the violation. Noncompliance of businesses can also lead to being issued an order to stop processing transactions, being ordered to pay damages to data subjects whose rights were violated and jailtime for accountable officers.

To help validate your organizations’ action plan on this, the Center for Global Best Practices is launching its pioneering seminar, titled  “Compliance and Implementation Best Practices to the Data Privacy Act,” scheduled on February 9 at the Manila Marriott Hotel, Pasay City. For details and a complete list of best practices seminars, you may log on to

Private and government organizations will find this very useful to benchmark, and find out if they are on the right track on the compliance to this law. Business owners, board directors, the management and employees, including chief information officers, data controllers and processors must have a complete understanding of its implementation.

This will feature lawyer Rose Marie M.  King-Dominguez, partner at the largest law firm in the country, Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan.  She specializes in media and telecoms, among many others. She advises clients in a variety of industries on privacy and data protection issues, matters involving employee data policies, BYOD, offshore storage, use of data in customer agreements and privacy policies and terms and conditions on sites. The second lecturer will be Angel T. Redoble, who is presently the chief information security officer of e-PLDT.  He has over 20 years of local and international experience as an information-technology practitioner with extensive expertise in cybersecurity, cyber warfare and digital weaponry, cyber terrorism, digital forensic, vulnerability assessment, ransomware investigation, penetration testing, ISMS, ISO 27001 and PCS DSS compliance audits, SOX compliance review and enterprise security-risk assessment.

Interested participants are encouraged to avail themselves of the early- payment savings and group discount for three or more participants.  Seats are limited and preregistration is required.

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