WFH to require data safeguards for outsourcing clients

WFH to require data safeguards for outsourcing clients

Outsourcing contracts need to be rewritten to ensure client data protection under work-from-home (WFH) arrangements, said IBM Philippines Government and Regulatory Affairs Executive Princess Lou M. Ascalon.

Data privacy clauses in client and vendor contracts were “insufficient in addressing issues in a WFH environment.” said Ascalon in a virtual event organized by the National Privacy Commission (NPC). 

At the event, the NPC announced that it is leading 134 jurisdictions in a global task force to help shape government responses in protecting citizen privacy during the pandemic. Privacy Commissioner and Global Privacy Assembly Chairman said that the task force aims to “examine current privacy concerns, while finding the right balance between supporting innovation to combat the pandemic and ensuring people’s personal data and information rights are respected.”

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