COUNTDOWN TO DATA PRIVACY | Data privacy is essential to all businesses

October 2, 2017 - 10:32 PM
Countdown to Data Privacy happens on October 11 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

All businesses rely on personal information of employees, partners, and clients, among others, for their day-to-day operations. When these are compromised, not only is there a breach of the Data Privacy Act of 2012, there also exists the risk of losing the goodwill of employees, partners, and clients. Consequently, their confidence in the business is also compromised.

Thus, Disini & Disini Law Office, eLegal, and Data Privacy Philippines have organized “Countdown to Data Privacy,” which aims to educate organizations on the nuances of complying with the DPA. The symposium, to be held on October 11 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, will put participants in a better position to fulfill the requirements of the law and to maintain the integrity, confidentiality, and security of the personal information they hold. In turn, they will be better equipped to preserve the goodwill of their employees, partners, and clients.

Authorities in the field of data privacy will be speaking at the event, such as Privacy Commissioner Raymund Liboro, Deputy Privacy Commissioner Ivy Patdu, and Atty. Francis Acero, the head of the National Privacy Commission’s Complaints and Investigation Division.

The Disini Data Privacy Core Team, headed by Atty. JJ Disini, will also share their insights on the ways organizations can undertake their own compliance processes, as well as on critical issues such as the role of information security in the compliance process, the best practices for breach management, the impact of the DPA on certain industries, and the proper application of the exceptions set forth in the DPA.

As the compliance period draws ever closer to conclusion, the organizers stress that it is imperative that all organizations are properly equipped with the means to comply with the DPA. For organizations who have yet to begin their own compliance processes, the road to compliance begins today.

Countdown to Data Privacy is co-presented by Dayanan Business Consultancy and ProtectData. InterAksyon is a media partner. The event is also sponsored by Sun Life Financial and Citibank.

For more information, visit For seat reservations, contact the secretariat (PMCM Events Management) at 0917-834-4978 or 501-0029, or e-mail queries to [email protected]