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Locsin vows to solve problem of passport data breach

/ 10:00 PM January 12, 2019
Teodoro Locsin Jr.

Foreign Affairs Secretary (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP)

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Saturday vowed to solve the data breach caused by a previous outsourced passport maker after its contract was terminated, adding that he would “autopsy the yellows who did the passport deal alive.”

In a tweet on Saturday, Locsin said that the problem with the loss of passport applicant’s data started under the administration of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, now House Speaker, and “got worse” under the administration of President Benigno Aquino III.

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“The yellow crowd who perpetrated the passport fraud are in a panic because we are gonna autopsy their crooked deal. Period,” he further said.

This developed after Locsin disclosed that a former outsourced passport contractor “took all” the data after its contract was terminated.

READ: Passport maker ‘took all data’ when contract terminated, reveals DFA chief

Locsin also said that he would “autopsy the yellows who did the passport deal alive.”

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Also on Saturday, Commissioner Raymund Liboro of National Privacy Commission (NPC) announced that his agency would investigate the issue, saying that “any form of non-availability of personal data, infringement of the rights of data subjects, and harms from processing that include inconveniencing the public, must be adequately explained to the satisfaction of the law.”

READ: NPC to probe passport data loss caused by DFA contractor

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