Kontra Daya welcomes National Privacy Commission findings.

Released:

January 7, 2017

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Press Statement
Jan. 6, 2016
Prof. Danny Arao

Kontra Daya welcomes National Privacy Commission findings

Kontra Daya welcomes the findings of the National Privacy Commission regarding the liability of COMELEC Chair Andres Bautista on the massive data breach which resulted in the public uploading last April 21 (18 days before the elections) of private information of Filipino voters like passport information and fingerprint data.

If proven guilty, this could be a ground for Bautista's impeachment, especially considering that the leak was initially reported by TrendMicro on April 6 and the COMELEC at that time failed to disclose the extent of the breach.

The dereliction of duty is even more magnified by the fact that the COMELEC website itself was defaced on March 27, thus putting into question the integrity and security of the commission's information technology apparatus.

The officials' past apologies for what happened are not enough as they should all be accountable for the damage they have done.