Following reports that the Philippine National Police had been spying on members of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers, the National Privacy Commission warned the agency to respect individuals' right to privacy. “The Data Privacy Act recognizes the importance of public order and safety, and that processing of personal information is important for law enforcement purposes. This, however, is not without limits,” Privacy Commissioner Raymund Liboro said. He added that there must be a legitimate purpose for data collection and processing and that it must “be consistent with full respect [for] human rights and the Constitution, particularly the right to information privacy.”
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