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Data Privacy and Protection

The Firm actively assists clients in ensuring compliance with data privacy protection laws and regulations.  In particular, our Firm assists clients comply with the Data Privacy Act (“DPA”), its implementing laws and regulations, and the issuances and advisories of the National Privacy Commission (“NPC”) – the lead agency tasked as the country’s “watchdog” of personal data privacy compliance.  Our Firm assists clients in conducting privacy risk and audit assessment (Privacy Impact Assessment); crafting appropriate privacy policies, notices, and manuals; disseminating knowledge among, and training, relevant personnel involved in personal data processing; preparing data breach management procedures and protocols; reviewing compliance of data sharing agreements, outsourcing arrangements, and other relevant contracts; advising on best practices; facilitating registration with the NPC; and other related services.  The Firm closely coordinates with the key officers of the NPC to ensure that we are abreast with the latest developments on this field.  Our lawyers have been invited to speak in various conferences, seminars, and fora on personal data privacy protection, locally and internationally, as well as published articles on the topic in both local and foreign publications.