NPC launches trainers’ training program to upskill privacy experts

Published October 23, 2021, 6:41 PM

by Jhon Aldrin Casinas

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has launched its Training the Trainers Program (T3) to develop more data privacy experts and nurture a culture of privacy across the country.

National Privacy Commission

Under the program, the NPC accredits trainers to educate the public on key concepts and accurate interpretations of the Data Privacy Act (DPA), its implementing rules and regulations, and other NPC issuances.

The accredited trainers will be given the opportunity to expand their knowledge on data privacy and be regularly guided by the NPC to ensure they are kept updated of emerging privacy concepts, trends, and developments.

“T3 will scale the number of trainings that can be administered, and it will promote a healthy competition among trainers, thereby setting higher standards that will benefit Data Protection Officer (DPO) aspirants,” NPC Commissioner Raymund E. Liboro said at the program’s virtual launch recently.

“Through this program, Filipinos, no matter where they are, will have quality training services from our T3 partners. There will be no shortage of opportunities to learn more about the Data Privacy Act (DPA) and how these learnings can be applied to operational practices,” he added.

Moreover, the NPC will support accredited partners by publishing their profile on its website and in newspapers to affirm their legitimacy as trainers and to encourage Data Protection Officer (DPO) aspirants to tap their expertise.

With the program, the NPC hopes that DPO-trainers will be more equipped to fulfill their duties and ensuring that privacy risks are mitigated in all their data processing activities.

“This will help Philippine companies, especially sectors that rely on cross-border data mechanisms, to be competitive compared to its peers in Europe and other jurisdictions that take data protection seriously,” said T3 Project Lead, Atty. Aurelle Dominic E. Narag.