SESSION 1

Data Privacy Act Compliance

A knowledge sharing group dedicated to CIOs and IT leaders of prominent enterprises in the Philippines. The group meets every two months to discuss topical issues selected by the members.

Agenda:

8:00 – Welcome breakfast

8:30 – Participants’ introductions

8:45 – Discussion instigated by Lauro Matias and continued by the group

9:30 – “Hot seating” segment

The “hot seating” segment involves selecting a single member of the CIO group and giving all other members the opportunity to ask specific and pertinent questions related to his/her activities. For a summary of our latest hotseater, please click here.

Topic: Data Privacy Act Compliance

Come September 9, 2017, enterprises dealing with customer information must fully comply with the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Data Privacy Act or Republic Act No. 10173.  Non-compliance will result in sanctions and penalties, ranging from 1 to 6 years imprisonment, and a fine of not less than PHP 500,000 and not more than PHP 5 million.

Some IT functions view this as an opportunity to finally get its cyber security initiatives approved. Others view this as yet another responsibility that needs to be led from the business perspective or better yet, via a cross-functional approach.

Despite a compliance market packed with providers and the investment from companies to ensure they stay on the right side of regulations, time is running out.  Are we sure we are indeed taking the proper steps, or is it possible we may have missed something?

We will be discussing:

  • What role should IT play in the compliance program?
  • How should IT leverage this data privacy compliance deadline without compromising its mandate?
  • What are some of the pitfalls and challenges members have faced and how have they overcome these challenges?

Optional preparation material:

  • Republic Act Number 10173: link
  • Key items to note re the Implementing Rules and Regulations: link
  • National Privacy Commission (see middle column “I Want to Comply”): link

Wednesday, July 12th 2017

Terraz Restaurant

What is the CIO Group? CLICK HERE

Other Sessions:

SESSION 1 – JULY 2017

On "Data Privacy Act Compliance"

SESSION 2 – SEPTEMBER 2017

On "Challenges and Benefits of Handling Digital Transformation"

SESSION 3 – NOVEMBER 2017

On "Modernizing the Legacy Platform in Light of Digital Transformation"

SESSION 4 – FEBRUARY 2018

On "Unravelling the Blockchain"

SESSION 5 – APRIL 2018

On "AI & Customer Experience"

SESSION 6 – JUNE 2018

On "Closing the IT Talent Gap in the Philippines"

SESSION 7 – AUGUST 2018

On "Fighting Data Breaches"

SESSION 8 – OCTOBER 2018

On "Trust in the Digital Age"

SESSION 9 – JANUARY 2019

On "The Changing Role of the CIO"

The Asta Dinner

London | 14th of November

The Vera Dinner

New York City | 22nd of August 2018

The Aerys Dinner

New York City | 17th of January 2019

The Future of Cloud IT Dinner

Singapore | 11th of April 2019

Jess CirciSESSION 1 – JULY 2017