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Philippines: The challenges under the new data privacy regime

According to Rose Marie M. King-Dominguez, Partner at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, as a result of the average citizen in the Philippines reportedly spending about an hour and a half more on the internet than the average user on a global basis, its OOTD-sharing population has helped it earn the unofficial title of social media capital of the world. Personal data in the Philippines appears to be on a digital tap: free flowing and plentiful. Rose Marie examines the impact of the Philippines’ new privacy framework in such a world and the challenges it poses for the jurisdiction and for those operating within it.

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