Manila Bulletin, the largest English-language newspaper in the Philippines, says that a serious data breach of the country's Commission on Elections (Comelec) occurred. Comelec called it "fake news" and claimed that it never happened.
Bangladesh has initiated a lawsuit against Rizal Commercial Banking Corp for the 2016 cyber heist of US$81 million, supported by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
As the Philippines Data Privacy Act registration deadline draws near, to be or not to be a data protection officer (DPO) is on many company officer’s mind.
In this article, Mary Thel Mundin examines the recently implemented rules and regulations of the Data Privacy Act of the Philippines (RA 10173) and the implications for organisations that handle personal data both within the borders of the Philippines and those who handle personal data and have links to the Philippines.
Privacy issues in the Philippines have become headline news as 2017 gets underway. In January, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) in that country issued a statement placing the blame for a data breach that put the personal information of millions of voters at risk squarely at the feet of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) and its Chairman Andres Bautista.
In this, the third of a series of articles, Pauline C. Reich examines how Asian countries are approaching the thorny issue of cybercrime and the interception of data. The author takes a look at two Southeast Asian countries in particular, Cambodia and the Philippines.