When the Philippines finally established the National Privacy Commission (@PrivacyPH on Twitter), I figured “FINALLY!”. I have been in communication with the Privacy Commission folks from the very start and was hopeful that our data will finally be protected against the likes of Facebook and Google. Whilst countries fine these companies for not protecting our data, I have yet to see the agency successfully do something for the Filipinos.
Now with the Department of Foreign Affairs “losing” our data, I was expecting nothing less from @PrivacyPH. However, reading this press release from them ON FACEBOOK made me doubt their seriousness in protecting our data. I get it that Facebook is an effective way to disseminate information to Filipino social media addicts, but @PrivacyPH should promote their press release on their official website – but NO!!! They prefer Facebook – the company notorious for collecting personal information, sharing it with their friends, and failing to protect it!
Would you still trust the National Privacy Commission?