THE National Privacy Commission (NPC) and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said they signed a partnership to launch a privacy complaint hotline.
In a statement on Wednesday, the NPC said the partnership was sealed via a memorandum of agreement (MoA) signed last week.
“The MoA between NPC and DICT is a significant step towards ensuring the digital security and privacy of our fellow Filipinos,” Privacy Commissioner John Henry D. Naga said in a statement.
Information and Communications Technology Secretary Ivan John E. Uy encouraged the public to be proactive in safeguarding their digital well-being.
“Report any privacy concerns or incidents promptly, as your active role is essential to our collective effort to ensure a safer and more secure online environment,” he said.
Under the partnership, the entities will implement a complaints-handling system called Digital Security and Privacy Quick Response Project.
The system is intended to “swiftly” address privacy violations and concerns.
It will be integrated into the eGov application under the Government Digital Transformation Bureau and will be operational on Oct. 25. — Justine Irish D. Tabile