DILIMAN, Quezon City—As it further strengthens its commitment to the implementation of the Republic Act 10173, or the Data Privacy Act (DPA) of 2012, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) received recognition from the National Privacy Commission (NPC) as certified compliant to its provisions and principles.
The certification, which is effective until April 26, 2024, signifies that the Institute has successfully met with the DPA’s registration requirements, its implementing rules and regulations, as well as other related issuances.
Through its operating units and training centers, the ATI network consistently implements initiatives to secure and respect the personal data of its clients and partners. These cover numerous training and extension programs and services across the country.
Also, in April 2021, 16 ATI staff from different regional training centers attended a virtual seminar where they reviewed the provisions and principles of the DPA. This was held by the ATI’s Information Services Division, in partnership with the NPC.
The seminar aimed to enhance the capabilities of compliance officers for privacy in handling and ensuring the security of data from clients and stakeholders. It also served as an avenue to re-evaluate the Institute’s compliance with the DPA and further improve its privacy management program to protect its clients and stakeholders.