The seventh session of Data Privacy Basics was recently held last August 20, 2019, Tuesday, at the Philippine Social Science Center, Quezon City. Attendees from the banking, lending, and technology industry, as well as representatives from government agencies, gathered together for an overview of the Data Privacy Act of 2012 delivered by Atty. Roberto Miguel O. Rañeses, mid-level associate of the firm and a member of the firm’s Data Privacy...

A half-day lecture on international competition law, a rapidly-emerging legal practice area following the enactment of the Philippine Competition Act. The lecture featured Geneva-based Dr. Pierre Horna, Legal Affairs Officer, Competition and Consumer Policies Branch, United Nations Conference of Trade and Development, who spoke on Cross-Border Algorithmic Tacit Collusion. 50 attended the lecture, which was co-organized by the Disini & Disini Law Office and the Asian Tech Lawyers Association, and...

Last July 16, 2019, Disini & Disini Law Office and Digital Freedom Network held a whole-day data privacy symposium with over a hundred human resource officers and data privacy officers in attendance. Data Privacy Bootcamp for HR Professionals 2, held at Dusit Thani, Makati City,was filled with engaging interactions between the panel and audience, who discussed issues and challenges faced by HR professionals in their day-to-day operations. The audience were joined...

Digital Freedom Network, Disini & Disini Law Office, and Data Privacy Philippines, recently concluded a successful forum that enabled a diverse set of professionals with a greater understanding and appreciation of the Data Privacy Act of 2012. The whole-day forum, Navigating Compliance with the Data Privacy Act, was held at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City. Attendees of the forum ranged from government office representatives to private company compliance and...

On 9 January 2018, Digitial Freedom Network hosted the first 2019 meeting of the Industry Association of Privacy Professionals Philippines KnowledgeNet. Atty. JJ Disini welcomed the participants held at the Disini & Disini Law Office; he and Atty. Mark Parcia of Disini Law took part in a later panel discussion that fielded questions on the real-life application of the Data Privacy Act. ...

In January 2019, Disini and Disini Law Office and Data Privacy Series launched a regular free Data Privacy Orientation series known as Data Privacy Act Free Basics. The series features members of the Disini Data Privacy Core team offering an hour-long orientation on the Data Privacy Act. The first of the series was held at the Disini and Disini Law Office (2nd Floor, Philippine Social Science Center) on 5 January...

Just a few weeks after the promulgation by the Philippine Supreme Court of the Rule on Cybercrime Warrants, Disini & Disini Law Office and Digital Freedom Network organized a whole day workshop discussing the implications of the new rule in the investigation and litigation of cybercrime cases. ...

The Disini & Disini Law Office and Digital Freedom Network successfully conducted a landmark one-day bootcamp on the Data Privacy Act designed specifically for HR professionals. “Data Privacy Bootcamp for HR Professionals” was held on 15 September 2018 at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati City, with over 160 trainees from diverse industries from the private sector. The event was co-presented by Disini & Disini Law Office, with partners ISACA,...

Current legislative attempts to expand the definition of Violence Against Women and Children in line with the latest technologies supplement the application of the Cybercrime Prevention Act on current laws on that matter. ...

The recent promulgation of the Rule on Cybercrime Warrants increases the chances for successful and accurate prosecution of cybercrimes in the Philippines. Understanding the specificity requirements under the new Rule would be crucial to its effective utilization. ...