Data privacy body looks into Facebook breach
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)