Globe Telecom joins hands with the National Privacy Commission (NPC) in celebrating the Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) aimed at advancing protection of personal information of consumers while ensuring free flow of information.
This year’s theme, “Protecting the Digital Filipino: Accountability, Compliance & Ethics in a Data-Driven Philippines,” focuses on boosting privacy safeguards and raising the sense of accountability, compliance and ethics of entities that handle personal data to fully harness global economic opportunities in an era of digital transformation.
As proof of its support for data privacy and protection, Globe was granted a certification by the NPC recently for having complied with the registration requirements of the Data Privacy Act of 2012, its Implementing Rules and Regulations, and all related issuances.
The company was also invited to attend the NPC’s 2nd National Data Privacy Conference and talk about “How to say YES: Consent Encounters, Issues, and Best Practices.”
“Globe, being a responsible digital company, is committed to respect and protect the personal data that our customers entrust us with in order for us to create quality services and products suitable to their needs. Globe also continues to upgrade its capabilities to make sure that the company and the data we handle are well-protected from external threats,” said Peter Maquera, Head of Globe Business, the enterprise arm of Globe Telecom.
Globe has already invested millions of dollars in ensuring that the company could fend off cybersecurity attacks not only to its network but also to its corporate clients. Globe has leveraged on its assets and existing partnerships to come up with ready solutions. “Cybersecurity is not an option. There are real threats out there. That is why we put a priority on that. We want to protect the privacy of our customers and we have the right products to do it,” he pointed out.
The company provides round-the-clock support from its Advanced Security Operations Center (ASOC) and follows globally recognized industry standards that help businesses identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover from Cybersecurity threats online.
While doing its best to protect the data of its customers, Globe stressed that the conscious involvement of the public is also important. Through its Digital Thumbprint Program and #MakeItSafePH campaign, Globe continues to promote proper online behavior and responsible internet usage among consumers to keep them safe from numerous threats present in the internet.
Pursuant to President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation No. 527 in 2018, the PAW is annually observed every last week of May by public and private institutions, with NPC acting as lead agency. This, in recognition of the “need to inform and educate the public about data privacy, data protection and fair information rights and responsibilities as part of reinforcing the efforts of the NPC in protecting personal data and ensuring the Philippines’ compliance with international standards set for data protection.”
The PAW is also aligned with the annual effort to raise privacy awareness across member countries of the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA), which include the Philippines. This year marks the third time the country officially celebrates PAW in solidarity with other members and privacy adherents all over the world.