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Data Privacy Fundamentals

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN (see details and links below)

LIGHTS OLS: Data Privacy Fundamentals

16 - 17 September 2024 (Mon and Tue)
9AM to 4PM (Log in at 8:30AM)

via Zoom

Course Description

This course provides participants with a foundational knowledge of data privacy, particularly in the Philippine context. Anchored by the Data Privacy Act of 2012, it also touches on key topics featured in relevant issuances of the National Privacy Commission (NPC). It offers aspiring data protection officers and privacy practitioners with a clear blueprint from which they can build a sound and effective privacy program. Content-wise, DP Fundamentals is the equivalent of the now-defunct DPO ACE I course of the NPC, and serves as a springboard towards LIGHTS’s more advanced courses, Data Privacy Skill Building and Data Privacy: Special Topics, which will be available this year.


  • Introduction to Privacy and the DPA

  • Privacy Program and the DPO

  • Privacy Impact Assessment

  • Security Incident Management

  • Data Subject Rights (with Transparency and Consent)

  • Third-Party Management and Regulatory Engagement

Investment Fee

P13,780.00 per person

  • Early bird rate: P12,780.00 per person (payment on or before Aug 16, 2024 (3pm)

  • Group rate: P13,100.00 per person (group of 3 or more participants)

Terms and conditions

  • All indicated amounts are inclusive of 15% WHT.

  • If you are qualified for both promo rates, the early bird rate applies.

  • If you want to avail of a promo, send us an email and wait for our confirmation before making payment.

  • Payment must be made on or before Sep 6, 2024 (3pm).

  • Only those who pay on or before the given deadline will be allowed to attend.

  • No refund is allowed beyond Sep 6, 2024 (3pm). You may, however, attend the next scheduled OLS: Data Privacy Fundamentals.

  • For an OLS to proceed, at least ten (10) participants are required. If the number is not met, the OLS is reset to the next tentative schedule for the training (some time in Oct 2024). Participants can also choose to avail of a full refund.

  • Follow the payment instructions to be sent via email upon confirmation of registration.


  • Certificate of Attendance

  • Digital Handouts

  • Compilation of OLS Q&As

LIGHTS Assessment Exam

Participants who wish to gauge their understanding of the basic concepts, principles and requirements of the DPA, its IRR and relevant NPC issuances may take a test developed exclusively by LIGHTS.

P1,820.00 per person (inclusive of applicable taxes)

  • Certificate of Recognition for exam passers

  • online exam with immediate results

  • optional

  • NOT a DPO Certification Exam

  • different from NPC's now-defunct certification exam


  • Jamael Jacob

  • Maristela Miranda

  • Shari Datu Tambuyung

  • Jen Paguntalan-Balane

Check their profiles here: 

Register here:

LIGHTS OLS: Fellowship

LIGHTS personnel consider their work on privacy and data protection both a noble profession and a worthy advocacy. It is for this purpose that they engage in numerous projects and initiatives pro bono or with little to no remuneration involved.

In line with this, LIGHTS allocates two (2) slots for all its online learning sessions to budding privacy advocates who do not have the resources to afford high-quality capacity building opportunities. Those chosen will be regarded as LIGHTS OLS Fellows.

The aim is simple: to increase the number of capable privacy advocates so as to facilitate the growth of a more rights-respecting information society.

Know more and apply for Fellowship:

Note: Please read the criteria before submitting your application.

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