SESSION 1

Data Privacy Act Compliance

A knowledge sharing group dedicated to CIOs and IT leaders of prominent enterprises in the Philippines. The group meets every two months to discuss topical issues selected by the members.

Agenda:

8:00 – Welcome breakfast

8:30 – Participants’ introductions

8:45 – Discussion instigated by Lauro Matias and continued by the group

9:30 – “Hot seating” segment

The “hot seating” segment involves selecting a single member of the CIO group and giving all other members the opportunity to ask specific and pertinent questions related to his/her activities. For a summary of our latest hotseater, please click here.

Topic: Data Privacy Act Compliance

Come September 9, 2017, enterprises dealing with customer information must fully comply with the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Data Privacy Act or Republic Act No. 10173.  Non-compliance will result in sanctions and penalties, ranging from 1 to 6 years imprisonment, and a fine of not less than PHP 500,000 and not more than PHP 5 million.

Some IT functions view this as an opportunity to finally get its cyber security initiatives approved. Others view this as yet another responsibility that needs to be led from the business perspective or better yet, via a cross-functional approach.

Despite a compliance market packed with providers and the investment from companies to ensure they stay on the right side of regulations, time is running out.  Are we sure we are indeed taking the proper steps, or is it possible we may have missed something?

We will be discussing:

  • What role should IT play in the compliance program?
  • How should IT leverage this data privacy compliance deadline without compromising its mandate?
  • What are some of the pitfalls and challenges members have faced and how have they overcome these challenges?

Optional preparation material:

  • Republic Act Number 10173: link
  • Key items to note re the Implementing Rules and Regulations: link
  • National Privacy Commission (see middle column “I Want to Comply”): link

Wednesday, July 12th 2017

Terraz Restaurant

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Other Sessions:

SESSION 1 – JULY 2017

Philippines | 12th of July 2017

SESSION 2 – SEPTEMBER 2017

Philippines | 6th of September 2017

SESSION 3 – NOVEMBER 2017

Philippines | 8th of November 2017

SESSION 4 – FEBRUARY 2018

Manila | 8th of February 2018

SESSION 5 – APRIL 2018

Manila | 18th of April 2018

SESSION 6 – JUNE 2018

Manila | 6th of June 2018

SESSION 7 – AUGUST 2018

Manila | 8th of August 2018

SESSION 8 – OCTOBER 2018

Manila | 23rd of October 2018

SESSION 9 – JANUARY 2019

Philippines | 10th of January 2019

The IT Leaders Luncheon

Hong Kong | 11th of December 2019

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