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The Center for Research and Communication Foundation, Inc., an accredited Institutional Privacy Trainer of the National Privacy Commission will hold the 3rd run  of the Data Protection Officer Foundational and Certification Course on March 18, 19, 25, 26 and April 2, 2022  via Zoom. Participants can earn both a CRC and NPC DPO certificate if they both pass the CRC certification exam and the NPC DPO ACE Level 1 exam. To reserve a slot, kindly register in this link.

The Data Protection Officer Foundational and Certification Course is being positioned as a comprehensive industry-standard course for those appointed as Data Protection Officers (DPOs) of their respective organizations. The content is based on RA 10173 (Data Privacy Act of the Philippines), GDPR (Global Data Protection Regulation of EU) and other best practices of Information Security Officers (ISOs).


Atty. Jpee Hernandez

Atty. Jpee Hernandez is a former chief of staff of the National Privacy Commission Office of the Deputy Privacy Commissioner Atty. Ivy Patdu. Atty. Hernandez has been one of the sought-after resource speakers in training organizations about RA 10173. He gained his experience working as a Compliance and Data Privacy Officer for multinational publishing company Financial Times Electronic Publishing (Philippines), Inc. During his 9-year tenure with the company, he has developed expertise in systems and policy development, privacy impact assessments and harmonization of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and the Philippine’s Data Privacy Act to enable both laws to effectively make the company compliant. Currently, he is an Assistant Vice President and Deputy Data Protection Officer for one of the Philippine’s biggest universal bank.

Atty. Karl John A. Baquiran

Atty. Baquiran has about 17 years work experience in varying capacities in both the government and private sector particularly handling information technology, academe, financial and health operations. He is a former member of the Data Security and Compliance Office of the National Privacy Commission. He has been a resource speaker during awareness seminars, briefings and workshops involving compliance with Data Privacy regulations. Recently, he was recognized as an Accredited Privacy Trainer by the Commission under its Training-the-Trainers Program (T3P). Currently, he is conducting his private practices and serves as a consultant for the Ateneo de Manila University – University Data Protection Office while also involved in the compliance of several organizations to Data Privacy and Protection laws and regulations.

Course Description
The DPO Foundational Course is a 5-day interactive – instructor led training with course study material by subject matter experts. It adheres to international standards such as ISOs and is a first step to becoming a full-pledged Data Privacy Officer. A certification examination will be administered by the Center for Research and Communication on the 5th day of the training from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. The DPO ACE Level 1 Exam will be scheduled and administered by the National Privacy Commission. NPC will notify the qualified participants endorsed by CRC on the schedule of the exam.

Objectives and Outcomes
The training program aims to equip the participants on the different areas of Data Privacy such as : (a)
History of Privacy and Change in Business Model using data (b) National Privacy Commission’s 5
Pillar on Data Privacy (c) ISO 27001 / ISO 27701 and other best practices including Privacy by Design
(d) International laws that affect the Philippines, e.g. GDPR, CCPA, PIPEDA etc.

There is an examination component on these training which will gauge the competencies of the
participants against the DPO Body of Knowledge which based on GDPR / RA 10173 with the following
particular areas:

1. Data Privacy Act of 2012 (RA 10173) and its Implementing Rules and Regulation
2. The WHAT, WHY and HOW of Data Protection and implementing data security in the
3. Duties, roles, responsibilities and accountability of a Data Privacy / Protection Officer
4. Accountability and Responsibilities of the Enterprise in protecting its assets (specific to data in
relation to personal data of its stakeholders)

Course Outline:

This workshop is recommended to any individual who aspires to be a Data Protection Officer, to have a career in data privacy, or to have a basic awareness and knowledge on data privacy especially those who use, process, and maintain personal data.

To reserve a slot, kindly follow the following steps:

1. Fill out the online registration form.
2. Wait for an email notification from CRC.
3. Provide the required information for the billing request and wait for the invoice.
4. Pay at least 50% of the course fee thru cash or bank transfer and email deposit slip or
proof of payment to CRC.
5. Wait for an email confirmation from CRC and the official receipt of your payment.


The Center for Research and Communication Foundation, Inc. (CRC) is an accredited Institutional Privacy Trainer of the National Privacy Commission (NPC). CRC also conducts in-house training for the DPO Certification Course.

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