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Philippine online lenders face stricter data privacy rules after abuses

By Jet Damazo-Santos
  • 19 Oct 2020 05:15
  • 19 Oct 2020 19:19
Online lenders operating in the Philippines will be subject to stricter data privacy protocols under a new circular released by the country’s privacy regulator in response to last year’s controversy involving the public shaming of delinquent borrowers. 
In the circular issued today by the National Privacy Commission, or NPC, all

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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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