CSC takes steps to protect data privacy after reported website breach
MANILA, Philippines — The Civil Service Commission (CSC) assured the public on Monday that it had taken steps to ensure data privacy following a suspected data breach allegedly due to weak security measures on its website.
“Also, as a standard procedure, the CSC has reported the incident to the Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center (CICC) and the National Privacy Commission (NPC). It continues to coordinate with the said government authorities on its following courses of action,” the CSC said in its statement.
“The CSC assures its clients that, as a data-collecting agency, it takes its role of safeguarding personal information seriously. Additional security features have been incorporated within its system to prevent similar incidents in the future,” it said.
Anyone with concerns about CSC data security may send an email to [email protected]
The data breach incident comes on the heels of reports that the personal and confidential data of 3.3 million users of lending app Cashalo were sold on the dark web.
So far, there is no information yet if the two events are connected or not.
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