About PAW 2024

Ready yourself to be at the forefront of data privacy!

The Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) is an annual gathering of data privacy practitioners and professionals, celebrated through Proclamation No. 527 series of 2018. The event provides an avenue to learn more about data privacy and connect with experts in the field, as data privacy practitioners and professionals share their best practices, theories, and programs that boost data privacy and compliance in the Philippines.

With this year’s theme “Data Privacy For All: Embracing Inclusivity and Diversity,” the National Privacy Commission (NPC) wants to create a more holistic and nuanced conversation about data privacy for all Filipino data subjects regardless of one’s background, identity, or circumstances.

PAW2024 focuses on promoting inclusivity and diversity, emphasizing the universal right to data privacy for everyone.

What to Expect for this year’s PAW

Get ready for an emPAWering Privacy Awareness Week 2024 as we embrace inclusivity and diversity in data privacy. Join the #PAWForALL campaign!

Promotion of inclusivity and diversity in data privacy

Prepare for an inclusive and diverse PAW 2024 as we champion the importance of representation and empowerment with this year's theme, "Data Privacy For All: Embracing Inclusivity and Diversity."

Access PAW downloadable resources

Be part of the #PAWForALL campaign by using and sharing PAW downloadable resources tailored to everyone to amplify our message of inclusivity and diversity.

Women, PWDs, Indigenous Peoples, and Senior Citizens

Understand the challenges and best practices in protecting the data privacy rights of vulnerable individuals and learn how to mitigate the risks of discrimination in personal data processing.

Fostering data privacy awareness for children

Explore strategies to educate children about their data privacy rights and promote online safety and age-appropriate use of online platforms and technologies.

Opening access

Encourage digital inclusivity through discussions of expert panels on enabling internet and digital technology access for marginalized communities and vulnerable groups.

Recognizing excellence

Stay tuned for PAW Awards 2024, celebrating individuals and organizations who have excelled in the field of data privacy and contributed to promote data privacy culture in the Philippines.

ALL are welcome!

Whether you are a data subject, privacy practitioner, advocate, or an organization, PAW 2024 welcomes everyone to join and participate in this crucial conversation surrounding data privacy, inclusivity, and diversity.

5 ways to celebrate PAW (For data subjects)


I-educate ang sarili tungkol sa kahalagahan ng iyong personal data at mga karapatan mo bilang data subject. Bisitahin ang NPC website at official social media pages para sa educational materials tungkol sa data privacy and protection.

Take control! Idedicate ang week na ito para ireview ang online privacy settings sa inyong social media accounts and apps. Ichallenge ang sarili na bawasan ang iyong digital footprint sa pamamagitan ng pag-disable ng location tracking sa mga apps, pag-unsubscribe sa mga hindi nais na emails, at pag-limita sa iyong pag-surf sa social media.

Be vigilant! Maglagay ng strong security measures sa inyong online accounts at devices, tulad ng paggamit ng strong and unique passwords at multifactor authentication, pag-update ng software, at pagiging maingat sa pagclick ng suspicious links o pagdownload ng attachments.

Add data privacy into your everyday routine. Basahin ang privacy policies bago ishare ang inyong personal data online at iwasan mag-access ng online banking and shopping accounts kapag connected sa public Wi-Fi.

Knowledge is PAWer! Be an advocate by sharing what you have learned about data privacy with friends, family, and the public. Share and use official PAW materials to foster awareness within your community.

5 ways to celebrate PAW (For PICs and PIPs)


Let's kickstart Privacy Awareness Week with a bang! Think beyond conventional approaches. Consider offering promotions with discounts or freebies, hosting awareness sessions, and organizing interactive games for customers. Engaging activities like these not only educate but also spark curiosity about the importance of data privacy.

Take a moment to celebrate your commitment to safeguarding data privacy and respecting individuals' rights. Showcase your dedication by transforming complex privacy policies and notices into engaging videos or eye-catching infographics. You may also display your Seal of Registration at your establishment’s entrance visible to your customers or clients. By sharing your compliance journey, you do not only educate your audience but also inspire others to prioritize privacy.

Privacy is a collective responsibility. Engage with your stakeholders and industry peers through collaborative activities. Encourage discussions not only to enhance understanding but also to promote compliance with the Data Privacy Act. Together, let's champion a culture of privacy and accountability.

Cultivate a culture of privacy within your organization. Utilize Privacy Awareness Week wallpapers and Instagram, Telegram and Viber stickers to serve as daily reminders for employees to adhere to your privacy policies. By integrating privacy practices into everyday routines, we reinforce the importance of protecting personal information.

Let's amplify our commitment to privacy on social media platforms! Showcase your support for Privacy Awareness Week by incorporating the PAW 2024 banner into your company's official profiles. Extend the celebration to your physical offices by posting this tarpaulin in front of your offices or building. Together, let's make our voices heard and demonstrate our dedication to privacy rights.


Time Details
8:00-9:00 Registration/Reminders/Other Announcements
9:00-9:15 Opening Ceremony
  • Invocation - (video)
  • Philippine National Anthem - NPC Musical Ensemble
  • NPC Hymn - NPC Musical Ensemble
9:15-9:25 Opening Remarks
Deputy Privacy Commissioner Atty. Nerissa N. De Jesus
9:25-9:45 Keynote Message

Senator Grace L. Poe
Senate of the Philippines

9:45-9:50 Message of Support (video)
Privacy Commissioner Ada Chung Lai-Ling
Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data
9:50-10:35 Privacy Commissioner`s Report
Privacy Commissioner Atty. John Henry D. Naga
10:35-10:40 Special Messages (video)
Secretary Ivan John E. Uy
Department of Information and Communications Technology (Requested)

House Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez
House of Representatives (Requested)

10:40-12:00 Achieving Inclusivity in Data Privacy Practices

Panel to discuss the importance of having an inclusive lens in personal data processing, considering the different contexts of data subjects and the distinctive risks that they face.

Panelists will share their insights on how to achieve inclusivity, uphold rights of diverse data subjects, and promote innovation.


  • Atty. John Roy Robert G. Real Jr., Vice President and Group Data Protection Officer, Mynt-Globe Fintech Innovations, Inc.
  • Atty. Toni Lou Sevilla, Senior Regional Privacy Counsel, Grab Philippines
  • Ms. Gelalyn V. Boquiren, DPO, San Miguel Corporation
  • Atty. Atom James C. Maronilla, DPO, Shopee Philippines
  • Atty. Divina Ilas-Panganiban, Chairperson, IAPP KnowledgeNet Chapter for the Philippines

Open Forum

Moderator: Atty. Jocelyn H. Baylon, Deputy Legal Counsel, A. Magsaysay, Inc.

12:00-1:00 LUNCH
12:50-1:00 Messages of Support (videos)

  • Office of the Privacy Commissioner, Canada
  • Commissioner of Data Protection, Dubai International Financial Centre
  • Information and Data Protection Commissioner, Malta
  • Personal Data Protection Commission, Singapore

1:00-2:00 Challenges and Best Practices in Protecting Data Privacy Rights of Vulnerable Individuals

Panel to discuss the processing of personal data of women, persons with disabilities (PWDs), indigenous peoples, and senior citizens as required under various laws and regulations.

Panelists to provide their views on why this processing is necessary, the benefits for the affected data subjects, and what can be done to lessen risks of discrimination.


  • Ms. Maria Kristine Josefina G. Balmes, Deputy Executive Director, Philippine Commission on Women
  • Mr. Dandy C. Victa, OIC Executive Director, National Council on Disability Affairs
  • Atty. Franklin M. Quijano, Chairperson, National Commission of Senior Citizens
  • Atty. Cheloy E. Velicaria-Garafil, MNSA, Secretary, Presidential Communications Office

Open Forum

Moderator: Atty. Joan Therese C. Medalla, Grab Philippines

2:00-3:15 Cultivating Effective Data Privacy Awareness for Children

Panel to discuss how to effectively inform and educate children of their data privacy rights taking into account their evolving capacities, empower children to explore the digital environment, and keep them safe while online.


  • Ms. Mica Olaño-Fernando, Communications Manager, Child Rights Coalition Asia
  • Atty. Lady Alfie Rudas, DPO, Save the Children Philippines Inc.
  • Atty. Suzette T. Gannaban-Medina, Head, Department of Education Child Protection Unit
  • PMAJ Shari Vanneza B. Deseo, Assistant Chief, Operation Management Division - Women and Children Protection Center, National Police Commission
  • Atty. Arianne T. Jimenez, Head of Privacy & Data Policy, Engagement, APAC, Meta
  • Ms. Cecilia Siu, Assistant Privacy Commissioner for Legal, Global Affairs and Research, Hong Kong

Open Forum

Moderator: Atty. Roger S. Ranigo, Jr., RSR Law Office

3:15-3:30 COFFEE BREAK
3:30-4:30 Data Privacy and Accessibility: Ensuring Secure Digital Inclusivity for All

Panel to discuss enabling access to the internet and digital technology for geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDAs), underserved communities, and other vulnerable groups, and how to ensure that no one is left behind in the country’s digital transformation.


  • Usec. Jeffrey Ian C. Dy, Undersecretary for Infostructure Management, Cybersecurity and Upskilling, Department of Information and Communications Technology
  • Asec. Mary Rose Magsaysay, Deputy Executive Director, Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center
  • Ms. Gina Romero, Founder, Connected Women
  • Ms. Liza Garcia, Executive Director, Foundation for Media Alternatives
  • Hon. Faydah Maniri Dumarpa, Commissioner, Commission On Human Rights

Open Forum

Moderator: Engr. Pierre Tito Galla, Cybersecurity Lead, USAID Better Access and Connectivity (BEACON)

4:30-5:00 Data Privacy Council

Plans and Programs for 2024
Ms. Gelalyn V. Boquiren
President, DP Council

5:00-5:15 Intermission Number
PAW Awards 2024
5:15-5:30 Introduction to PAW Awards

Dir. Maria Theresita E. Patula, Head, Awards Committee

5:30-6:30 Awards Proper
  1. Finalists for Privacy Initiative of the Year
    • Announcement of the Winner
    • Acceptance Speech
  2. Finalists for Privacy Management Program Award
    • Announcement of the Winner
    • Acceptance Speech
  3. Finalists for Privacy Advocate of the Year
    • Announcement of the Winner
    • Acceptance Speech
  4. Finalists for Data Protection Officer of the Year
    • Announcement of the Winner
    • Acceptance Speech
6:30-6:45 Closing Remarks

Deputy Privacy Commissioner Leandro Angelo Y. Aguirre

5th National Data Privacy Conference
Day 2
May 26, 2022

8:00-9:00 Registration/Log-in Preliminaries/Reminders/House Rules
9:00-9:10 Overview of Day 1
Deputy Privacy Commissioner Atty. Dug Christoper B.
9:10-10:00 Digital Banking: How to keep your online banking accounts safe and protected
  • Mr. Ace Jerico M. Alvaro – Deputy Director, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
  • Ms. Maria Francesca R. Montes – Artificial Intelligence & Data Policy and Data Protection Officer, Union Bank of the Philippines
  • Mr. Noel A. Santiago – Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer and Head of Digital Channels and Platforms, Bank of the Philippine Islands for the Bankers Association of the Philippines
10:00-11:00 Ensuring child safety in the online world
  • Assistant Secretary Noel M. Macalalad, Policy and Plans Group, Department of Social Welfare and Development
  • Atty. Marie Michelle Munoz, Child Protection Officer, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Philippines
  • Atty. Irish Krystle Salandanan-Almeida – Chief Privacy Officer, Globe Telecom, Inc.
  • Atty. Yves Gonzalez - Head of Government Affairs and Public Policy, Google Philippines
11:00-12:00 Cybercrime in the Philippines: Emerging trends, prevention, prosecution and remedies
  • Atty. Angiereen Medina – State Counsel, Department of Justice, Office of Cybercrime
  • Director Mary Rose Magsaysay - Director IV, Cybercrime Planning and Policy, Monitoring and Cooperation Office, Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center
  • Police Lieutenant Colonel Jay D. Guillermo - Assistant Chief, Cyber Response Unit, Philippine National Police – Anti-Cybercrime Group
12:00-1:00 LUNCH
1:00-2:40 PAW Awards 2022
2:40-2:45 Awarding of Winners of the “Call for Papers”
2:45-3:00 Closing Remarks
Privacy Commissioner John Henry D. Naga

Privacy Awareness Week 2023 Highlights

Downloadable Materials

Connect with your loved ones using our official PAW 2024 Viber and Telegram stickers! You can download the link below.

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Integrate data privacy into your digital space with our official PAW 2024 wallpapers for mobile and laptop.

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Use PAW 2024 Facebook Cover Photo to let your friends know that you are a data privacy advocate. Update your FB profile via link below.

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Raise awareness among staff and clients about data privacy by displaying the PAW 2024 tarpaulin in reception areas.

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Show your support for PAW 2024 by sharing your Message of Support on your official website and social media platforms.

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