Data Privacy Update: NPC Advisory Opinion on Consent

April 17, 2018

The Philippine National Privacy Commission (NPC), which administers the country’s Data Privacy Act (DPA), has recently made available to the public copies of its advisory opinions. These opinions had been issued in response to various queries regarding the proper application and interpretation of the provisions of the DPA and its implementing rules and regulations.

Download and read the complete Data Privacy Update on NPC Advisory Opinion on Consent. The update was authored by SyCipLaw partner Rose Marie M. King-Dominguez.

Rose Marie M. King-Dominguez regularly advises clients in various industries on privacy and data protection issues (e.g., employee data policies, BYOD, cloud regulation, use of data in customer agreements, and privacy policies on sites). Clients include those in manufacturing and trading, outsourcing, e-money and payment systems, gaming, cloud and data services, financial services, and retail. Ms. King-Dominguez and her team had helped provide comments on the Philippine Data Privacy Law enacted in 2012, and had engaged with members of the House of Representatives technical team on aspects of the legislation.

Carina C. Laforteza is a lawyer and a certified public accountant with extensive tax and corporate practice. Her tax work ranges from tax structuring for both corporations (including how investments are to be made into, and repatriated from, the Philippines) and individuals (including tax planning) to tax compliance (including assisting clients in audits by the Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue) to tax litigation (including petitions questioning the legality of revenue issuances and local tax ordinances), and tax-related arbitration.

Renz Jeffrey A. Ruiz is currently rotating through the firm’s various practice groups. He passed the CPA Licensure Examination in 2010. Prior to joining the SyCipLaw, he was a tax associate at a leading Philippine accounting firm and an accounting supervisor at the Philippine subsidiary of a publicly listed Japanese corporation.