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Petitioning Ombudsman of the Philippines Conchita Carpio Morales

File a case against COMELEC for Data Breach

What happened?

On March 27, 2016, a group of hackers defaced the ComElec (Commission on Elections) website and downloaded sensitive and personally identifiable information and posted it online. The data consists of passport information of OFW voters, personal information of voters, and fingerprint data.

It's evident. It's a no-brainer. ComElec was at fault. Data-breach should not be shrugged off and be swept under the rug, most especially now, where data is a crucial resource for any person, or even sovereignty. With this, we would like the Supreme Court of the Philippines to conduct an investigation and file cases against the ComElec officials responsible for managing and safeguarding the data that the FIlipino people entrusted to this office. This was a clear violation of rights to Data Privacy of the Filipino people. (Refer to Data Privacy Act)

Why should you care?
Because it's not only your data out there, it's the data of at least 55 million people, accessible online. Passport numbers, date of birth, addresses, e-mail addresses, full names and even fingerprint data. (vague but can possibly be reversed-engineered)

We, the Filipino people, will not let this pass.
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