Privacy Awareness
Week 2021

Privacy Awareness Week 2021

This year, the Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) will revolve around how we can continue protecting the data privacy of Filipinos, promote economic recovery and building trust between the government, private institutions, and the citizens, all while we’re dealing with the pandemic. At a time where digital transformation is necessary to maintain a contact-less and efficient transaction, data privacy has come to the forefront of these developments.

5 ways to celebrate PAW


Think of promos with discounts or freebies, awareness sessions, and games that customers can avail and participate in.

Take pride with your continued efforts to protect your data subjects’ data privacy and upholding their rights. You can also translate your policies and notices into videos or infographics to highlight your privacy compliance.

Conduct activities to engage your stakeholders and similar organizations. Encourage them to, not only know more about data privacy, but also comply with the DPA.

Use these PAW wallpapers to remind your employees to observe your privacy policies.

Add your company’s logo and use this exclusive Privacy Awareness Week 2021 Banner on your official social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to show that you’re celebrating PAW this year! You can also use our PAW2021 FB frame on your personal accounts!

4th National Data Privacy Conference
Day 1 | Plenary Program
May 27, 2021

8:30 Pre-conference Reminders
9:00 Invocation
9:10 Opening Remarks
- Deputy Privacy Commissioner John Henry D. Naga
9:20 Keynote Message
- Secretary Gregoria B. Honasan, DICT
9:30 Special Message
- President Rodrigo Roa Duterte
9:40 Privacy Commissioner’s Report
- Privacy Commissioner Raymund E. Liboro
10:30 Upholding Data Privacy Rights in the pandemic response: a whole-of-nation approach.
- Dr. Eric Tayag, DOH
- Mayor Vico Sotto, Pasig City
- Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya, DILG
11:10 Trusting the Philsys: Ensuring Social Protection, Financial Inclusion, and Vaccine Deployment
- Secretary Karl Kendrick T. Chua, National Economic Development Authority (NEDA)
- Undersecretary Denis F. Villorente, Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)
- Mr. Jonathan Marskell, World Bank
11:40 Online Learning and Children's Privacy
- Undersecretary Tonisito Umali, Department of Education
- Mr. Ramil Anton Villafranca, SaferKidsPH Programme
UNICEF Philippines
- Mr. Danny Cheng, De La Salle University Manila

Day 1 | Breakout Sessions
May 27, 2021

13:00 Breakout 1: Use of AI for WFH Employee Monitoring: A Balancing Act
- Atty. Jonby Bello, IAPP KnowledgeNet Philippines Co- Chairperson
- Atty. Princess Lou Ascalon, IBM Philippines
- Atty. John Paul Gaba, ACCRA Law

Breakout 2: I See You: Facial Recognition Technology for Online Transactions
- Ms. Maria Francesca R. Montes, UnionBank
- Mr. Lito Villanueva, Chairman, FinTech Alliance.Ph
Chief Innovations and Inclusion Officer, RCBC
Chief Digital Transformation Advisor, Yuchengco Group of Companies
- Atty. Nicka Hosaka, Grab

Breakout 3: Schrems II in a Nutshell
- Ms. Clarisse Girot, Asian Business Law Institute (ABLI) Singapore
- Mr. Wojciech Wiewiorowski, European Data Protection Supervisor

Breakout 4: Regulatory sandboxing - shaping better policies and technologies for consumers
- Mr. Melchor T. Plabasan, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)
- Atty. Joana Michelle D. De Ocampo, Insurance Commission (IC)

14:30 Circular on Administrative Fines Public Hearing

4th National Data Privacy Conference
Day 2 | Plenary Program
May 28, 2021

9:00 Pre-conference Reminders
9:30 The Myth of the Privacy Paradox
- Professor Daniel J. Solove, George Washington University Law School
10:15 Open Forum
10:30 Trust Encounters
- DPC John Henry D. Naga
10:40 Trust Encounters Session 1: eCommerce in the Pandemic and the Data Privacy Challenges
- Ms. Martha Sazon, GCash
- Dr. Ken Baylor, Paymaya
- Mr. Jason Brasileño, Lazada
- Undersecretary Ruth B. Castelo, Department of Trade and Industry
11:20 Trust Encounters Session 2: Telecommunications and Consumer Trust
- Ms. Leah Camilla Jimenez, PLDT Inc.
- Ms. Lea Angela Reyes Riconalla, Globe Telecom Inc.
- Mr. Abraham Eleazar Quintos, Globe Telecom Inc.
- Atty. Adel A. Tamano, Dito Telecommunity
12:00 Awards Ceremony
13:00 Jurisdiction Reports on Covid-19 Response
Opening Remarks
- Privacy Commissioner Raymund E. Liboro
13:05 Jurisdiction Reports
- Ms. Anne Russell
Information Commissioner’s Office, United Kingdom
- Mr. Stefan Niederer
The Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI),Germany
- Mr. Christopher Prince
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
- Mr. Marcel Vogel
Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner, Switzerland
-Ms. Kanoko Esaki
Personal Information Protection Commission, Japan
15:05 Closing Remarks
- Executive Director Ivin Ronald D.M. Alzona

Privacy Awareness Week 2020 Highlights

Last year’s celebration of PAW focused on enabling trust in the new normal. We reimagined privacy in the time of pandemic and discussed challenges and opportunities faced by data privacy during this time.