Data pri­vacy body looks into Face­book breach

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THE Na­tional Pri­vacy Com­mis­sion (NPC) is slated to con­duct an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the re­ported breach of around 1.175 mil­lion Face­book ac­counts of Filipino users by Bri­tish con­sul­tancy firm Cam­bridge An­a­lyt­ica.

The coun­try’s data pri­vacy au­thor­ity de­cided to probe the data breach and seek more con­crete ac­tions from Face­book.

In a let­ter dated April 11 and ad­dressed to Face­book founder and chief ex­ec­u­tive Mark Zucker­berg, the NPC no­ti­fied that the Philip­pines will launch an in­quiry to “de­ter­mine whether there is unauthorized pro­cess­ing of per­sonal data of Filipinos, and other pos­si­ble vi­o­la­tions of the Data Pri­vacy Act of 2012.”

Repub­lic Act 10173 or the Data Pri­vacy Act of 2012 pro­tects in­di­vid­ual in­for­ma­tion in in­for­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tions sys­tem in the gov­ern­ment and the pri­vate sec­tor.

The state pri­vacy watch­dog

MANILA. In this April 27, 2017 photo, de­tainees crouch on the floor in­side a se­cret jail af­ter be­ing dis­cov­ered by the Com­mis­sion on Hu­man Rights at Po­lice Sta­tion 1 at Tondo dis­trict in Manila. (AP File Photo)

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