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Philippine Covid-19 data-breach probes to prioritize remedial measures over fines

By Jet Damazo-Santos
  • 26 Apr 2020 22:19
  • 26 Apr 2020 22:35
The Philippines' privacy commission will prioritize remedial measures over penalties as it probes 17 Covid-19-related personal data-breach notifications affecting 154 individuals, according to a spokesperson for the regulator. 

The notifications, received between March 15 and April 23, included seven from personal information controllers at healthcare institutions. 

In one case, for example, a laboratory technician

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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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