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Asia Pacific Dashboard Digest | Philippines' NPC opens investigation into data aggregators' possible link to text scams Related reading: The EU AI Act: A discussion with MEP and co-rapporteur Dragoș Tudorache




The Philippines National Privacy Commission launched an investigation into data aggregators, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports. The NPC is looking into aggregators’ alleged role “in the continued proliferation of text scams,” which comes on the heels of the agency minimizing their possible roles in the schemes. NPC Deputy Commissioner Leandro Angelo Aguirre said in a recent radio interview scammers may have hacked clients using platforms belonging to data aggregators, which would not automatically make them liable. Previously, the NPC was investigating smishing campaigns generated from individual SIM cards.
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