John Christopher Retardo, CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT, FIP


Maya Bank, Inc.

Data Protection Officer

John Christopher Retardo, CIPP/E, CIPM

JC is the Head of the Data Privacy Office at PayMaya Philippines, Inc. He oversees its data privacy operations ensuring that its products adhere to privacy by design and default, balancing convenience and data protection, and its users are well informed and comfortable about how their personal data is processed.

He is also an active member of DPOs in the Non-Bank Financial Institutions (NBFI) Sector, where he actively discusses with his fellow NBFI DPOs together with their NPC Policy advisor, privacy matters/issues that greatly affect the sector.

JC also works in the academe. He currently teaches at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Manila and De La Salle University – Manila. As a teacher, he advocates for the propagation of privacy education in the country. He teaches his students basic privacy practices and always reminds them about the importance of privacy in their professional and personal lives.

He spent his early years working in the Compliance Department of a Fortune 500 company and as an auditor in a Big 4 Audit Firm where his foundation in information security, auditing, and compliance management was formed.

 He currently holds the Certified Information Privacy Professional / Europe (CIPP/E) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) certifications from IAPP, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE) from ISACA and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) from (ISC)².


Contributions by John Christopher Retardo

  • Member of CIPT Exam Development Board 2023 - 2025