Senate Introduces Data Protection Legislation
PRIVACY LAW—PHILIPPINESSeptember 22, 2011
New legislation has been introduced in the Senate that would enact a data protection bill, Newsbytes.ph reports. The Data Privacy Act was sponsored by Sen. Edgardo J. Angara and supported by information technology and business process outsourcing industry representatives. The present version of the bill follows the information privacy principles laid out in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Privacy Framework, including harm prevention notice and data collection limits, the report states. Angara said, "Our Data Privacy Act will act as another layer of legal protection...This is a clear signal to potential investors that the Philippines is seriously committed to safeguarding information."