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Privateness Fee to Comelec, Manila Bulletin: Clarify alleged knowledge breach

Privacy Commission to Comelec, Manila Bulletin: Explain alleged data breach

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MANILA, Philippines — The Nationwide Privateness Fee (NPC) on Wednesday stated it has summoned the Fee on Elections (Comelec) and Manila Bulletin over the reported hacking of the ballot physique’s server.

NPC Commissioner John Henry Naga stated they issued separate orders to Comelec, Manila Bulletin, and know-how editor Artwork Samaniego and requested them to look for a clarificatory assembly by way of teleconference on January 25.

“The Comelec should tackle the intense allegations made within the Manila Bulletin information report and decide whether or not private knowledge have been certainly compromised,” Naga stated in a press release.

“Relaxation assured that the NPC doesn’t tolerate any act in violation of the Knowledge Privateness Act,” he added.

The NPC additionally directed the Comelec to submit the outcomes of its personal investigation on the matter not later than January 21.

Naga stated Manila Bulletin knowledgeable the NPC of the hacking incident on January 8, three days earlier than the story was revealed on Monday, January 11.

NPC then performed its personal investigation.

In accordance with Manila Bulletin’s article, an estimated 60 gigabytes of information that would include private and delicate data, was accessed and downloaded by a sure group of hackers.

Nevertheless, Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon dismissed the  report as  “pretend information.”

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