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Glossary

 

 

“Act” or “DPA” refers to Republic Act No. 10173, otherwise known as the Data Privacy Act of 2014;

 

“Commission” or “NPC” refers to the National Privacy Commission;

 

"National Privacy Commission" Independent body mandated to administer and implement the DPA of 2012, and to monitor and ensure compliance of the country with international standards set for personal data protection (IRR of DPA Section 8,)

 

“Doehle Group” refers to companies - Doehle Shipmanagement Phils. Corp and European Training & Competence Centre (ETCC) Inc.

 

“Döhle” refers to Doehle

 

"Data Protection Officer (DPO)" Responsible for the overall management of compliance to the DPA (Refer to NPC Advisory No. 2017-01 Designation of Data Protection Officers)

 

“Compliance Officer for Privacy” or “COP” refers to an individual or individuals who shall perform some of the functions of a DPO, as provided in this Advisory;

 

"Processing" any operation of any set of operations performed upon personal data including, but not limited to, the collection, recording, organization, storage, updating or modification, retrieval, consultation, use, consolidation, blocking, erasure or  destruction of data. (IRR of DPA Section 3, check paragraph no.)

 

“Conflict of Interest” refers to a scenario wherein a DPO is charged with performing tasks, duties, and responsibilities that may be opposed to or could affect his performance as DPO. This includes, inter alia, holding a position within the PIC or PIP that leads him to determine the purposes and the means of the processing of personal data. The term shall be liberally construed relative to the provisions of this Advisory;

 

“Data Sharing Agreement” refers to a contract, joint issuance, or any similar document that contains the terms and conditions of a data sharing arrangement between two or more parties; Provided, that only personal information controllers shall be made parties to a data sharing agreement;

 

“Data Subject” refers to an individual whose personal, sensitive personal, or privileged information is processed;

 

“Government Agency” refers to a government branch, body, or entity, including national government agencies, bureaus, or offices, constitutional commissions, local government units, government-owned and controlled corporations, government financial institutions, state colleges and universities;

 

“Personal data” refers to all types of personal information, including privileged information;

 

“Personal information” refers to any information whether recorded in a material form or not, from which the identity of an individual is apparent or can be reasonably and directly ascertained by the entity holding the information, or when put together with other information would directly and certainly identify an individual;

 

“Personal information controller” or “PIC” refers to a person or organization who controls the collection, holding, processing or use of personal information, including a person or organization who instructs another person or organization to collect, hold, process, use, transfer or disclose personal information on his or her behalf. The term excludes:

o             a person or organization who performs such functions as instructed by another person or organization; or

o             an individual who collects, holds, processes or uses personal information in connection with the individual’s personal, family or household affairs.

There is control if the natural or juridical person or any other body decides on what information is collected, or the purpose or extent of its processing;

 

“Personal information processor” or “PIP” refers to any natural or juridical person or any other body to whom a PIC may outsource or instruct the processing of personal data pertaining to a data subject;

 

“Privacy by Design” is an approach to the development and implementation of projects, programs, and processes that integrates into the latter’s design or structure safeguards that are necessary to protect and promote privacy, such as appropriate organizational, technical, and policy measures;

 

“Privacy Impact Assessment” is a process undertaken and used to evaluate and manage the impact on privacy of a particular project, program, process or measure;

 

“Privileged Information” refers to any and all forms of data which, under the Rules of Court and other pertinent laws, constitute privileged communication;

 

“Processing” refers to any operation or any set of operations performed upon personal data including, but not limited to, the collection, recording, organization, storage, updating or modification, retrieval, consultation, use, consolidation, blocking, erasure or destruction of data;

 

"Personal Information" refers to any information whether recorded in a material form or not from which the identity of an individual is apparent or can be reasonably and directly ascertained by the entity holding the information, or when put together with other information would directly and certainly identify an individual.

 

“Sensitive Personal Information” refers to personal information:

o             About an individual’s race, ethnic origin, marital status, age, color, and religious, philosophical or political affiliations;

o             About an individual’s health, education, genetic or sexual life of a person, or to any proceeding for any offense committed or alleged to have been committed by such person, the disposal of such proceedings, or the sentence of any court in such proceedings;

o             Issued by government agencies peculiar to an individual which includes, but not limited to, social security numbers, previous or current health records, licenses or its denials, suspension or revocation, and tax returns; and

o             Specifically established by an executive order or an act of Congress to be kept classified.

 

"Privileged Personal Information" refers to any and all forms of data which under the Rules of Court and other pertinent laws constitute privileged communication. - Husband or wife cannot testify against one another without consent on any communication received by either in confidence marital privilege - Attorney-client relationship - Physician-patient relationship - Minister or priest-penitent (person making a confessional privilege) - Public officer given information in official confidence