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NPC eyes privacy rules for schools

The National Privacy Commission said it is working closely with universities and colleges to create a code of conduct to guide and enable school management, teachers, students and parents to cultivate a data privacy-conscious environment as most activities are done online amid the quarantine.

“The planned Code of Conduct will set the standard policies and measures schools must adopt to prevent data breaches and be able to act accordingly in such occurrences,” said NPC commissioner Raymund Liboro said at a Friday meeting with more than 40 data privacy officers from various schools across the country.

“Setting clear-cut guidelines is crucial today as the pandemic has compelled most businesses to migrate online. As this is uncharted territory for many, including the education sector, intensified guidance and awareness on data privacy and security practices must be provided to all,” he said.

Topics: National Privacy Commission , NPC , data privacy-conscious environment
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