A notch higher!

These words captured the level of awareness and competence of the faculty and staff participants in the Data Privacy Training held at the IBED Conference Rm., St. Bridget College, Batangas City, March 15, 2023.

The whole-day training highlighted two essential areas of focus in the Data Privacy Compliance Framework namely data privacy system and privacy impact assessment.

Dr. Imelda B. Vergara, Institutional Research, Planning and Publications Officer/ Data Privacy Officer facilitated the workshop session on data processing system in which data processors / controllers of the institution prepared and completed the data mapping and processing inventory matrix.

On the other hand, Dr. Raymund Baesa, NPC certified data privacy consultant, discussed significant points regarding privacy impact assessment.

He pointed out that privacy impact assessment (PIA) is a tool for identifying and assessing privacy risks throughout the development life cycle of a program or system.

He added that it states what personally identifiable information (PII) is collected and explains how that information is maintained, how it will be protected and how it will be shared.

Moreover, he stressed that the process in privacy impact assessment involves four steps namely preliminary, mobilize, conduct and implement.

Dr. Baesa also facilitated the workshop in which attendees conducted privacy impact assessment.

Thirty-five administrators, office heads, and staff attended the said training session.

Sr. Ma. Añanita Borbon, RGS, PhD, college dean, welcomed the said participants in her opening message.

Other parts of the program for the said training session were the opening prayer led by Mrs. Ronalyn I. Manalo, institutional guidance officer; and introduction to the resource speaker by Mrs. Maila R. Buhat, IBED academic coordinator.

Mrs. Eugenia Marites D. Quinio, college registrar, delivered the closing message, while Mrs. Desiree I. Borillo, SHS STEM coordinator, led the closing prayer.

The said training session was a follow up of the Data Privacy webinar held on January 21, 2023.

Dr. Imelda B. Vergara, IRPPO/DPO