Summary: Philippines Data Privacy Act and implementing regulations

The Philippines has a growing and important business process management and health information technology industry. Total IT spending reached $4.4 billion in 2016, and the sector is expected to more than double by 2020. Filipinos are heavy social media users, 42.1 million are on Facebook, 13 million on Twitter, and 3.5 million are LinkedIn users. The country is also in the process of enabling free public Wi-Fi. In the context of the rapid growth of the digital economy and increasing international trade of data, the Philippines has strengthened its privacy and security protections.

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