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BPAP Expects Data Privacy Act Finalization Soon

PRIVACY LAW—PHILIPPINES

June 25, 2012

Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP) President and CEO Benedict Hernandez expects President Benigno S. Aquino to sign the Data Privacy Act into law soon, the Manila Bulletin reports. Based on European and Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation standards, the proposed legislation will protect the integrity and confidentiality of personal data, the report states, and will mandate the creation of a National Privacy Commission. Hernandez said, “It brings the Philippines to international standards of privacy protection, so it will increase international investors’ confidence when they outsource their business processes here.”
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