The author of data protection legislation is confident that its passage will help solidify the Philippines' position as a global leader in business process outsourcing, a sector that is expected to produce hundreds of thousands of new jobs in the region over the next five years, Inquirer.net reports. "We are absolutely confident that more companies around the world will subcontract their business support jobs to Philippine providers once the proposed Act Protecting Individual Personal Data in Information and Communications Systems is decreed," said House Deputy Majority Leader Roman Romulo. "This will sharpen the country's competitive edge in BPO activities, besides reinforcing consumer trust and user confidence in electronic commerce," he said.
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