CYBERSECURITY | 2019: The year of solutions for data privacy and protection


Data privacy association gathers data protection officers and solutions providers; drives for development of world-class privacy and security professionals.


Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) acting Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr. will introduce the National ICT Ecosystem Framework (NICTEF) at the 1*DATA Privacy and Security Solutions Day on March 20 at the Makati Shangri-La hotel. NICTEF is a newly-minted technology direction for the DICT which will serve as the major blueprint on the future direction of the department for its initiatives.

1*DATA brings together data privacy and security thought leaders and influencers in government, private sector and professional associations. It is organized by the National Association of Data Protection Officers of the Philippines (NADPOP), which is the first home-grown association of privacy professionals in the country. 1*DATA will be held at the Makati Shangri-La hotel on March 20 from 8:00am-6:00pm.

“NADPOP members know that in order for them to handle the responsibilities in managing personal information in their respective organizations, they will need the help of world-class solutions providers,” shared Sam Jacoba, NADPOP Founding president and 1*DATA conference chair. “We also wish to inspire them to become world class privacy and security professionals which is the foundation in strengthening our country’s data privacy ecosystem.”

Former National Privacy Commission (NPC) deputy commissioner and NICTEF consultant Dondi Mapa will reinforce this through a presentation on a Solutions Framework for Data Privacy & Security. UN consultant Dr. Emmanuel Lallana will then unveil a competencies framework for DPOs, which will help NADPOP to develop initiatives that will help their membership to become world-class privacy and security professionals.

Henry Aguda, Unionbank chief technology and operations officer, chief transformation officer, and UBX chairman of the board will further highlight the importance of deploying world class solutions with his talk on the tech of security, which is part of a bigger discussion on the science, art and tech of data, privacy and security during the plenary.

1*DATA will also see industry associations like the Infocomm Technology Association of the Philippines (ITAP) and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) share the state of data privacy in their respective industries and professions. ITAP will be represented by its president Carlo Subido, while the IBP will be represented by Atty. Boyet Medina who is their DPO.

To register or to know more about the conference, interested parties can send email to

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