Jon Bello, CIPP/E, CIPM, FIP


Medialdea Bello and Suarez Law


Jon Bello is a National Privacy Commission (NPC) Privacy Advocate of 2021 Awardee, international event speaker, and an IAPP Asia Advisory Board Member. He has been practicing law for more than 20 years. He has a strong background in litigation, regulatory compliance, and a long history of working in the global outsourcing/offshoring industry as an in-house counsel.  As such, Jon has developed in-house expertise in data protection and privacy compliance.

As a partner at the Medialea Bello and Suarez Law, Jon currently assists the firm’s various clients on data privacy compliance from the unique viewpoint of a former in-house counsel of one of the largest business process outsourcing companies in the Philippines. 

As a privacy leader and advocate, Jon raises awareness that the right to privacy is a human right. Hence, all discussions on privacy should be framed from this perspective.

Jon previously served as KnowledgeNet Philippines Chapter Chairman (2020-2022), Chairman of the Security Council of Contact Center Association of the Philippines (2019-2020), NPC DP Council BPO Sector Representative (2019-2020), and Advisory Board Member of the US Philippines Joint Cyber Security Working Group (2019-2020).


Contributions by Jon Bello

  • Sugar and Spice but Not Everything Nice: Overcoming Privacy Challenges in Asia
    Moderator at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2024
  • Member of Asia Advisory Board 2024 - 2025
  • Outside IN views on Digital Personal Data Protection Act (DPDPA) 2023
    Speaker at Virtual Bangalore and Tokyo KnowledgeNet: 22 Sept. 2023
  • A Practitioner’s Perspective on Implementing Data Protection Management Tools
    Speaker at IAPP Asia Privacy Forum 2023
  • Heading East: A Global Privacy Leader’s Guide to Success in Asia
    Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2023
  • Data Privacy Day 2023: Navigating the data privacy landscape in the Philippines
    Speaker at Virtual Philippines KnowledgeNet: 27 January 2023
  • Operationalising Data Retention Programmes & Creating a Collaborative Process
    Speaker at IAPP Asia Privacy Forum 2022
  • Member of Asia Advisory Board 2022 - 2023