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.
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!
Adorn your company website or official social media page with banners announcing your support for PAW 2020 and everything that it stands for.
Grab your data subject’s attention with special marketing enticements like PAW special discounts, sale, social media games and other fun gimmicks!
Cultivate the culture of privacy at work
Cultivate the habit of privacy mindfulness at the workplace, including your work-from-home staff. Start by mandating the use of these wallpapers which you and your employees may download for FREE.
During your company flag ceremony for the week, get the boss talking about data privacy mindfulness at work and why it is important for the organization.
Rave about data privacy on social media
Like, share and follow positive posts, memes and articles about data privacy protection.
Better yet, publicly declare your company’s support for the Privacy Awareness Week, in solidarity with other institutions. Feel free to use the TEMPLATE MESSAGE OF SUPPORT we’ve made available online.
Spruce up & safeguard your makeshift home office
Working from home is only cool if you do it professionally and protect personal data.
A good idea is to designate a for-work-only table inside your bedroom for work. Ideally, it has a lockable drawer to store sensitive paper documents. Make sure your computer security software is up to date, has a strong password, and the screen is angled in such a way that it is visible only to you. (For more ideas, read NPC PHE Bulletin No. 12)
Decorate to your heart’s content and take a nice selfie. If you choose to flex on social media, use the hashtags: #DataPrivacyWFH #PAW2020
Spread the Word
Spread the word about your organization's PAW celebration activities! Post them on your website or social media pages using these hashtags: #PAW2020, #PAWPH and #emPAWered
You and your employees may also use these fun social media cover photos & profile frames
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.
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
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
11:30 - 11:45
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