Orientation on Data Privacy Act
The Department of Health (DOH) together with the National Privacy Commission (NPC) and Philippine Heart Center - Management Services Office (MSO) organized an orientation on the Data Privacy Act, its implementing rules and regulations and the guidelines on the designation of Data Privacy Officers (DPO) among hospitals. It was held at the Philippine Heart Center- Children’s Heart Foundation Grand Auditorium, 3rd Floor Medical Arts Building-Annex on June 5, 2017. A total of seventy four (74) representatives from the government and private health institutions attended the said orientation.
A comprehensive discussion of the Data Privacy Act and Designation of Data Protection Officer was facilitated by the National Privacy Commissioner Deputy, Atty. Ivy Patdu, a physician, lawyer and an expert in the field of data privacy.
Atty. Patdu initially presented the Right to Privacy, ‘the comprehensive of rights and the right most valued by civilized men.’ Such lead to the creation of the Republic Act No. 10173, An Act Protecting Individual Personal Information and Communications Systems in the Government and the Private Sector and the National Privacy Commission. A better understanding of the law, its principles, scope and implementing rules and regulations, scope and other related issuance released by the DOH and NPC, the designation of Data Protection Officers and their duties and responsibilities were then given emphasis.
The orientation also provided a forum that addressed the issues and concerns, and clarifications on the designation of DPOs and other related concerns on data privacy.
Last Modified: June 08, 2017