Author: M. Estioco

Information Processing Pursuant to Public Function

The Data Privacy Act of 2012 (hereinafter the “Act”) lays out stringent guidelines designed to safeguard the privacy of both natural and juridical persons. However, the law also admits of certain exceptions, one of which pertains to information processing pursuant to a public function. Section 4(e) of the Act provides that it does not apply to information necessary in order to carry out the functions of public authority. This includes the processing of personal data by the central monetary authority, as well as information processing by law enforcement and regulatory agencies acting within their mandated functions. The Act also unequivocally […]