National Privacy Commission to launch school caravan on data privacy
MANILA, Philippines — The National Privacy Commission (NPC) said on Wednesday that it will launch a caravan next year that will teach children in various schools nationwide on data privacy and online safety.
“Everyday, more Filipino children are accessing the internet, exposing themselves to potential dangers online. It is our collective duty to ensure that our children are equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the online world safely,” NPC Public Information and Assistance Division Chief Roren Chin said.
She also said that a Kabataang Digital (KD) Regional Caravan is slated for November 2024, along with the Young Privacy Advocates Summit, which is expected to gather more than 1,000 youth participants nationwide.
The Regional Caravan derives from the Kabataang Digital Caravan and Young Privacy Advocates Summit 2023, which the NPC conducted at various schools in Metro Manila from September to November.
The KD campaign was also shortlisted for the Global Privacy Assembly Global Privacy and Data Protection Awards 2023 under the Education and Public Awareness Category in September.
According to the NPC, the caravan has reached an estimated 18,000 individuals since its debut in 2019.