DITO signs data protection contract

Published July 28, 2021, 9:55 AM

by Emmie V. Abadilla

In a digital climate where data breaches prevail, DITO Telecommunity yesterday (July 27, 2021) signed a Data Protection-as-a-Service (DPaaS) contract with Straits Interactive and Advanced Information Solutions and Concepts (AISC) Inc.
The DPaaS is an integrated bundle of data protection services that will enable the telco to set up its data protection management program and comply with the country’s requirements.
“Filipinos have come to rely on dependable connectivity as a result of the pandemic,” noted DITO Telecommunity Chief Administrative Officer Atty. Adel A. Tamano. “This highlighted digital risks that need to be monitored closely.”
The DPaaS includes DPOinBOX, Straits Interactive’s data protection platform software, advisory support and training for key staff responsible for data protection.
“By implementing DPaaS, DITO will have additional support in our data protection efforts for our customers,” he explained.
“The service provides us with the ability to monitor and take action on data protection risks expeditiously as well as train new and existing staff in data protection matters,” Atty. Tamano added.
Straits Interactive delivers end-to-end governance, risk and compliance solutions that enable trusted business and responsible marketing, especially in the area of data privacy and protection.
Recently Data Protection Trustmark (DPTM) certified, it was awarded Intercon’s Top 50 Tech Companies (in recognition of the company’s contribution to technology) and APAC Business Headlines’ Company of the Year, 2019.
On the other hand, Advanced Information Solutions and Concepts Inc. (AISC) was formed to provide solutions in the external storage space.