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PH Internet Users “Sorely Lacking” in Data Privacy Awareness

Said the government’s National Privacy Commission

National Privacy Commission (NPC) deputy commissioner Ivy Patdu, in an interview with GMA News TV, raised warning flags over the Filipino Internet user’s lack of awareness when it comes to data privacy.

Patdu warned Pinoy netizens, especially social media enthusiasts, to think twice before sharing personal and sensitive information online, as identity theft and related crimes are on the rise nowadays. According to the commissioner, “people should treat personal data with the same care that they treat money and personal finances.”

“Kahit hindi nangyari ang Comeleak, dapat mag-ingat tayong lahat. Kailangan isipin mong mahalaga ang data mo (parang) pera,” the deputy commissioner remarked.

“Wag masyado mag-post ng mga pribadong bagay (sa social media). I-value natin ang personal information natin,” she added. “Oo gumagamit tayo ng social media dahil masaya, pero kumukuha ang mga ito ng mga personal information natin. Ito ang mga bagay na ipinagpapalit natin para sa mga benepisyo.”

 

Source: GMA News

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