PH: NPC to allow data breach victims to apply for cease-and-desist orders

Jenina P. Ibañez reports:

Victims of personal data breaches may request cease-and-desist orders from the National Privacy Commission (NPC) if the breach violates their privacy rights and causes “irreparable injury.”

The NPC, in circular no. 20-02 signed on Oct. 6, said that it may issue such orders in the event of violations or threats to violate the Data Privacy Act.

The order will be issued if the privacy breach harms the public interest or an individual.

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