PAW 2020

Enabling Trust in the New Normal: Reimagining Privacy in the Time of Pandemic

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PAW 2020 goes virtual! Join us online on 29 May 2020.

Privacy Awareness Week

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) spearheads a virtual celebration of the Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) 2020, in keeping with the need for social distancing as the country continues to deal with the COVID-19 crisis.

Themed “Enabling Trust in the New Normal: Reimagining Privacy in the Time of Pandemic,” the NPC marks PAW 2020 celebrations with an online video conference on May 29, 2020.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations made swift changes in the way they do business, including the extensive use of telecommuting and digital tools to continue delivering services. The shift has its advantages, but it also implies new risks. The online conference delves into the innovative views and approaches that enabled privacy leaders navigate through changes to ensure the trust between organizations and data subjects remain intact.

Apart from the online conference, the NPC also enjoins everyone to celebrate PAW 2020 in their own little way through 5 practical ways.

The PAW is an annual celebration of data privacy rights in the Philippines, observed every last week of May, pursuant to Proclamation No. 527 signed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in 2018. It is aimed at promoting a culture of privacy in the country, where personal data is protected, and the free flow of information is ensured.

The PAW is celebrated the world over, aligned with efforts to raise privacy awareness across member countries of the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA), which include the Philippines.

5 ways to celebrate Privacy Awareness Week 2020

Data privacy is all about the bond of trust enjoyed between your company, its employees, and the customers they serve – that’s why it calls for a celebration!

Here are fun and easy suggestions your organizations may do to celebrate the Privacy Awareness Week 2020, along with downloadable resources.


Get into the groove of PAW online celebrations!


Cultivate the culture of privacy at work


Rave about data privacy on social media


Spruce up & safeguard your makeshift home office


Spread the Word


29 May 2020

08:15 - 08:30

Registration / log-in preliminaries / reminders / rules

08:30 - 09:00

Privacy Commissioner's Report

The National Privacy Commission as an enabler and protector of data privacy in a pandemic
The Role of the Data Protection Officer in the new normal

09:00 - 10:00

Enabling Data Subjects' Trust in the New Normal for Work: Harmonizing Privacy, Safety, and Business Continuity

Data protection officers (DPOs) from various industries gather to share issues and concerns on enabling and harmonizing data privacy rights with necessary personal data processing amid the COVID-19 new normal for the workforce and the best practices in their respective sectors.

Moderator: Atty. Ivy Grace T. Villasoto, Attorney V, Privacy Policy Office, NPC

1. Mr. Manuel Joey A. Regala, FVP, CISO & DPO, EastWest Bank (Download Presentation)
2. Ms. Leah Camilla B. Jimenez, Chief DPO, PLDT Group
3. Ms. Gelalyn V. Boquiren, DPO, San Miguel Corporation (Download Presentation)
4. Atty. Princess Lou M. Ascalon, Government and Regulatory Affairs Executive, IBM Philippines and Asia Pacific Market Support (Download Presentation)

10:00 - 10:15

Open Forum

10:15 - 11:15

Digital Tools in the COVID-19 disruption: Protecting Filipinos by ensuring Privacy by Design

DPOs, data scientists, and IT experts to share and provide inputs on the responsible development and use of online applications and other emerging technologies to aid the COVID-19 response and for managing the new normal for education, online payments, and other day-to-day activities in this time of pandemic.

Moderator: Ms. Olivia Khane S. Raza, OIC-Director IV, Data Security and Compliance Office, NPC

1. Mr. Danny Cheng, DPO, De La Salle University (Download Presentation)
2. Prof. William Emmanuel S. Yu, SVP for Technology, Novare Technologies; professor, Ateneo de Manila University (Download Presentation)
3. Mr. Raymond Nunez, Information Security Expert, Information Security Officers Group; professor, University of the Philippines – Diliman
4. Atty. Yves Gonzalez, Government Affairs and Public Policy Head, Google Philippines (Download Presentation)

11:15 - 11:30

Open Forum

11:30 - 11:45


Webinar Session

NPC Live!

PAW 2020 Live

The Privacy Awareness Week 2020 is now LIVE! As #PAW2020 goes virtual, we talk about Enabling Trust in the New Normal: Reimagining Privacy in the Time of Pandemic. Join us today, May 29, in celebrating by liking and sharing this video using the hashtag #PAW2020!

Posted by National Privacy Commission on Thursday, May 28, 2020