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Senator: Bill Needs To Strike Right Balance

PRIVACY LAW—PHILIPPINES

July 21, 2011

The Data Privacy Act of 2011 has been approved by the Lower House, and various groups have lobbied for its passage, but Sen. Edgardo Angara wants to make sure it "does not overreach its intentions to improve data privacy in the country." Newsbytes.ph reports that some believe the bill is key to the Philippines' competitiveness in the IT and business outsourcing industries. Angara says the bill needs to encourage "industry expansion while putting in place adequate controls that would protect the public from abuse."
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