NPC to investigate potential passport data breach

17th January 2019 News 7 Views

The National Privacy Commission of the Philippines will investigate a claim from Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. that stated a terminated contractor had taken the personal data of passport holders, Philstar reports. Meanwhile, an official for the Department of Information and Communications Technology announced it has also started an investigation of the passport data breach, and Sens. Antonio Trillanes IV and Risa Hontiveros have filed separate resolutions urging the Senate to conduct an investigation of the alleged data breach. In a tweet, Locsin clarified, “Data is not run-away-able but made inaccessible

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