On 13 January 2021, the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) released the "Interim Guidelines on the Rules of Procedure Governing the Conduct of Virtual Hearings Before the Civil Aeronautics Board amending for its purpose the March 13, 2020 Interim Guidelines on the Rules of Procedure Governing Hearings Before the Civil Aeronautics Board during the Effectivity of Resolution No. 11 (Recommendations for the Management of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Situation)" ("CAB Rules on Virtual Hearings"); access here.All petitioners applying for permits and licenses (e.g., Renewal of Foreign Air Carrier's Permits) before the CAB must comply with the CAB Rules on Virtual Hearings while they are in force.
The Philippine National Privacy Commission (NPC) recently issued NPC Circular No. 2020-03 on Data Sharing Agreements (Circular). The Circular applies to the disclosure of personal data from a personal information controller (PIC) to another PIC. It likewise applies to personal data that is consolidated by several PICs and shared or made available to each other and/or to one or more PICs. It excludes outsourcing or subcontracting arrangements between a PIC and a personal information processor (PIP).
The Philippine National Privacy Commission (NPC) recently issued NPC Circular No. 2020-02 on the Rules on the Issuance of Cease and Desist Orders (Circular). The Circular applies to all applications for a Cease-and- Desist Order (CDO) on the processing of personal data and other matters cognizable by the NPC.
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) issued Circular No. 1105, series of 2020, the Guidelines on the Establishment of Digital Banks (Circular). It took effect on 23 December 2020. The Circular considers digital bank as a distinct classification of bank and provides the framework for its operation and establishment.
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To ensure the lawful processing of personal data in the use of closed-circuit television (CCTV)1 systems, the Philippine National Privacy Commission (NPC) released on 16 November 2020, Advisory No. 2020-04 on the "Guidelines on the Use of Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) Systems" (Advisory). The Advisory guides personal information controllers (PICs) and personal information processors (PIPs) in the processing of personal data via CCTV systems used in public or semi-public places, as well as in responding to requests by the data subject or by third parties for disclosure of CCTV footage. The Advisory applies to CCTV systems with either video and audio capabilities or those which only record videos. Lawful surveillance conducted by law enforcement agencies and other government agencies, however, are not covered by the Advisory.
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The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) issued Joint Advisory No. 20-01, Series of 2020, or the "Implementation of New Policy Directions as the Country's Policy Shifts from Total Risk Avoidance to Risk Management and on the Further Re-opening of the Economy" (Joint Advisory).
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Recent developmentsOn 23 October 2020, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) issued Department Order No. 215, Series of 2020, which amends the rule on suspension of employment relationship.