The author of a proposed law on data privacy said it is expected to solidify its position as global leader in business process outsourcing (BPO) once Congress is able to pass the bill which has been pending in the legislature for the last few years.
“We are absolutely confident that more companies around the world will subcontract their business support jobs to Philippine providers once the proposed Act Protecting Individual Personal Data in Information and Communications Systems is decreed,” said Pasig representative Roman Romulo in a media statement.
House Bill 1554 seeks to regulate and establish fair practices in the gathering and use of an individual’s personal details in information-technology (IT) systems. “We are very hopeful the bill will be passed soon, at least by the House initially,” Romulo said.
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