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The Data Privacy Act as a Business Driver


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Regular Rate:

Php 6,400

Early Eagle Rate:

Php 5,900

The Data Privacy Act as a Business Driver


This one day class will provide, through lecture, interactive discussion, and guided case study, an overview of current issues and best practices in handling personal identifying information in compliance with Philippine laws and relevant international standards. 

Who should attend
  • Non-technical/non-law trained business leaders who need and want to make their businesses succeed, while complying with data protection regulations.
  • Suite and Board members who want to a better understanding of the business impact of privacy regulations and liabilities
  • Data Privacy Officers who want to provide best value to their businesses and go beyond mere check-out compliance
  • Other business leaders, such as sales and marketing, HR, business development, Security and Safety, medical/health, who deal with personal identifying information and want to reduce personal and corporate risk exposure data privacy issues.

After this course, you will:

  1. Be able to discuss key points of the Data Privacy Act of 2012, the IRRs and circulars, and apply them to business situations;
  2. Identify key risk areas for both your company and industry, and potential mitigation strategies;
  3. Develop a broad plan to communicate with clients and customers your actions that protect their personal identifying information;
  4. Establish key steps to gain industry competitive advantage through good data and privacy protection.
  • Review and overview of key points of R.A. 10173, the Philippine Data Privacy Act, the  IRR, and Circulars;
  • Top Trends Globally in Data Privacy Protection, and how the DPA maps to those efforts;
  • Top Threats, Risks and Issues in Data Privacy
    • External - who and what attacks us
    • Internal - how to reduce risk from our own actions
    • Regulatory - balancing regulatory demands and those of the DPA
  • Risk Management, and Turning Problems Into Opportunities
  • Gaining Competitive Advantage Through Data Protection
    • Gaining the Trust and Confidence of a Skeptical Marketplace

Mr. Stephen Cutler

lectures on business leadership, technology, international security and terrorism, and is a subject matter expert for Philippines and international media on those topics. He consults with both Filipino and multi-national companies and Philippine government on high-level security matters, including infrastructure development projects and critical infrastructure protection, especially cyber security matters.

During the past ten years, he has conducted risk assessments of a wide variety of commercial establishments, including hotels and high-rise office buildings. He has taught classes to government, private industry security leaders and university students on disaster preparation, disaster response planning, disaster and major incident management and related topics.

Mr. Cutler is retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) after a twenty-two year career. He served as a uniformed police officer at a mid-sized County Police Department in the United States prior to service with the FBI. He earned a PhD from the Philippine College of Criminology, the oldest and most respected school in that field in the Philippines. He published two articles in international professional magazines, is currently a regular contributor to security and disaster management related publications, and is writing and collaborating on two books. 

He is now a Director of Guide Meridian, a Philippine company that specializes in data collection, analysis and management. 

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