The Philippines House of Representatives last week passed a second reading of the proposed Data Privacy Act, which aims to set regulations for the processing of personal information. According to Newsbytes.ph, the bill recently received the endorsement of both the committee on information and communications technology and the committee on government reorganization and has the backing of the business process outsourcing sector. Chief author of the bill Roman Romulo says, "The bill is quite strong...you are expected to adopt adequate organizational, physical and technical measures to protect your electronic files." Meanwhile, a proposed cybercrime bill that seeks international cooperation in fighting cybercrime is also in congress.
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