The National Commission for the Protection of Privacy (NPC) headed by Commissioner Raymund Liboro is leading the formation of a new working group under the Global Privacy Assembly (GPA). It aims to bring together and promote best practices in data sharing to guide governments and regulators towards post-pandemic economic recovery.
“The new working group will focus on identifying practical approaches on how personal data can be shared and used to usher in innovation and growth while protecting individual rights and promoting public trust.” , said Commissioner Raymund Liboro, APN. âThe resolution of the working group also underlines the need for governments, the private sector and academia to prevent and be vigilant against the abuse of data sharing under the guise of public good or common good.
The GPA is an international organization that provides a channel for dialogue and collaboration on privacy to more than 130 privacy and data protection authorities over the past four decades. The Assembly is organized in working groups which focus on its most significant initiatives.
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The creation of the group comes at a time when the processing of personal data has become essential to support a secure economic recovery amid privacy risks.
Liboro noted that concerns were already emerging regarding the sharing of personal data in health passports, monitoring the health of inbound travelers and returning nationals, contact tracing and processing of child or student data. in e-learning technologies.
âThe working group strives to build the capacity of GPA members and observers to develop proactive responses to reduce risk in data sharing activities,â Liboro said. He also highlighted the need to build privacy by design into data sharing processes and agreements.
The working group that will be formed will build on the achievements of the COVID-19 working group, which was created with a one-year mandate to assist and provide its members with advice on best practices, ideas and practical answers regarding privacy concerns during a pandemic. .
The 30-member COVID-19 working group, despite a relatively short stay, achieved significant results in furthering the GPA’s mission, including conducting various capacity building activities and collecting the best in two parts. practices in response to COVID-19.