Philippines’ Commission on Elections to face criminal charges for database breach

The Philippines’ National Privacy Commission (NPC) ruled that the Commission on Elections (Comelec) should be held liable for the data breach at its voter database last March, according to a report by eGov Innovation. As part of the NPC’s decision, Comelec chairman J. Andres D. Bautista will face criminal charges for the negligence. In a ruling signed on December 28, 2016, the NPC emphasized Bautista’s “lack of appreciation” regarding of the notion that data protection is more than just the