Phillipine Privacy Commission calls for limited data collection in contact tracing

The Phillipine National Privacy Commission (NPC) has issued a statement regarding limiting the collection of personal data through contact tracing technologies to the necessary minimum. The statement was issued after the NPC received complaints about unproportionate collection of personal data from users. ‘In every aspect of the data processing cycle, activities must observe the basic principles of transparency, legitimate purpose and proportionality,’ stated a representative of NPC Compliance and Monitoring Division.