With the belief that data protection is crucial in any business, the Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) held a seminar on cyber security and data privacy on Jan. 25 at Maayo Hotel Corp. in Mandaue City.
The seminar featured speakers from related fields, including Angel Redoble, chief information security officer of ePLDT Inc., Assistant Secretary Geronimo Sy of the Department of Justice, PNPISP Leo Deofiles, chief of the Regional Anti-Cybercrime Office-Central Visayas.
The event is sponsored by PLDT Enterprise.
“This seminar is to educate member-companies on the importance of cyber security and data privacy in their business,” said MCCI president Stanley Go. “A business is a holder of many vital and sensitive information, such as transactions, employee records, and client information. Without adequate protection, data can be stolen and used for scams and other illegal means.”
Through the seminar, MCCI reminded its member-companies that as employers, they have the duty to make sure all information they have is protected and their cyber security strengthened to protect their business and employees from identity theft, fraud, and phishing scams, among others.
In 2012, the Philippines passed the Data Privacy Act (Republic Act 10173), which protects individual personal information in information and communications systems in the government and private sector. It also established the National Privacy Commission that is tasked with implemented the provisions of this law. #