CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY- The National Economic and Development Authority-Regional Office X oriented its personnel on the Salient Provisions of Data Privacy Act of 2012 and the NEDA Data Privacy Guidelines on 22 July 2021 through video conference. Resource persons of said orientation came from the NEDA Legal Staff and ICTS.

Republic Act 10173 also known as the Data Privacy Act of 2012 aims to protect the fundamental human right of privacy, while ensuring free flow of information to promote innovation and growth. Information and communications technology plays a vital role in nation-building and its inherent obligation is to ensure that personal information in the government’s information and communications systems are secured and protected.

The NEDA Data Privacy Guidelines is being adopted to ensure that all personal data collected are processed in accordance with the general principles of transparency, legitimate purpose, and proportionality.

During this new normal, the orientation was deemed timely and relevant because it impressed upon the NEDA-X staff the importance of data privacy and the need to enhance the agency’s existing processes relative to the management of personal sensitive information.