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. ...

Last August 6, 2018, President Duterte signed into law Republic Act No. 11055, also known as “An Act Establishing the Philippine Identification System (or “National ID Act”).”  The Act seeks to establish a single national identification system referred to as the “Philippine Identification System” or the “PhilSys” for all citizens and residents of the Philippines[1] to provide a valid proof of identity for them as a means of simplifying public...

Even as laws have been enacted to address emerging markets in the Philippines, the basic law on corporations – Batas Pambansa Blg. 68, or the Corporation Code  – has remained mostly intact since it went into effect in 1980. It had been noted that the Corporation Code had numerous stringent incorporation and regulatory requirements which discouraged investors and Filipino entrepreneurs to enter from entering the local market. ...

The Philippine judicial system, despite best efforts to keep apace with technological advances, remains largely non-electronic. Digitized record-keeping in the courts is not widespread; the submission of pleadings in electronic formats is almost unheard of. The handling of electronic evidence is potentially rife with inaccuracies, given the lack of technological infrastructure and the inexperience of those in the chain of custody....

“Opt-in” and “Opt-out” are means by which a Data Processor secures consent from a Data Subject. The primary difference between the two is that the “Opting-in” is an active form of giving one’s consent where the user takes affirmative action to offer their consent, while “Opting-out” is impliedly given by the Data Subject to the Data Processor and where the user takes action to withdraw their consent. ...

Since the 2016 U.S Presidential elections, internet trolls have made their presence known in various social media platforms such as Facebook. In an indictment filed by the U.S. Department of Justice, Internet Research Agency[1], a Russian internet troll farm owned by a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin[2], was accused of election interference during the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections, which resulted in Donald Trump’s victory....