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Comment: Philippine privacy regime fails to live up to expectations

By Jet Damazo-Santos
  • 14 Oct 2020 03:02
  • 15 Oct 2020 20:39
Shortly after the Philippine privacy regulator issued yet another harsh warning this week against privacy violations — this time related to Covid-19 contact-tracing data — members of a private social-media group on data protection issues in the country began raising questions about whether these newly announced probes would lead to anything. 

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Jet Damazo-Santos

Correspondent, Jakarta

Jet Damazo-Santos has been covering antitrust, data protection and other compliance issues in key jurisdictions in Southeast Asia for MLex full time since 2018. She has almost two decades of journalism experience in the Philippines and Indonesia, where she was the associate editor for the Jakarta Globe and the Jakarta bureau chief for Rappler Indonesia prior to joining MLex. She holds a master's degree in Applied Business Economics from the University of Asia and the Pacific.

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