After being appointed in March this year, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) held several rounds of public consultations on the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of RA 10173, or the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA).

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Following a successful, albeit brief consultation during a Philippine Computer Society meeting on June 28, the NPC partnered with a variety of groups from civil society, the research community, and the government to hold back-to-back consultations on July 13 and 14 at the University of the Philippines Diliman and Ateneo de Davao University, respectively. FMA participated in both consultations as a co-organizer. FMA organized another public consultation in Cebu City on July 28, whereas UP Manila hosted the last round on August 16.

Apart from these public consultations, the NPC also held separate meetings with various stakeholder groups such as the research and migrant sectors.


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