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66 Shangri-La Mall retailers in hot water for data privacy violations

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has issued citation tickets to 66 retail stores at Shangri-La Mall in Mandaluyong for breaching the Data Privacy Act of 2012.

Violations included the failure to prominently display the NPC’s Seal of Registration and to post visible privacy and CCTV notices for customers.

The NPC conducted surprise privacy sweeps and compliance checks at Shangri-La Mall on July 3, 2024, targeting stores, boutiques, kiosks, and other establishments to ensure compliance with data privacy regulations.

While most businesses were found to be compliant, these 66 stores were identified for deficiencies.

NPC commissioner John Henry Naga emphasized that these spot checks aim to raise awareness about data protection, particularly following recent data breaches.

“Registration and adherence to NPC regulations are legal obligations,” Naga said.

“We strongly urge businesses handling personal information to register promptly with the NPC to protect their customers’ data and build trust.”

The NPC launched these surprise privacy checks this year to monitor compliance with the Data Privacy Act among businesses handling personal data in public areas.

Non-compliance may result in financial penalties.

“We urge businesses to prioritize data protection to foster confidence among their clientele,” he said.

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