NPC checks Grab’s privacy law compliance

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has called on Grab Philippines to ensure that the ride-hailing firm’s new passenger verification system and in-car audio and video recording pilot test comply with the data privacy law. The NPC required the data protection officer of Grab Philippines to present on Wednesday, 15 January 2020, documents demonstrating their compliance […] The post NPC checks Grab’s privacy law compliance appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneJan 15th, 2020

Fan experience to change profoundly amid COVID-19 pandemic

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Dayton Moore remembers so clearly the vast sections of empty seats inside Kauffman Stadium when he took over as general manager of the Kansas City Royals, and he remembers just as vividly — nearly a decade later — how those seats filled and fans roared as the long-suffering club won the World Series. Those dueling memories make the thought of playing games in empty stadiums hard for Moore to fathom. “I know how much strength all players draw from the fans and environment,” he said, when asked about plans to play a shortened season without crowds, “and you need that support to get through an entire Major League Baseball schedule.” As lockdowns are lifted and restrictions eased, sports are finally starting to emerge in the coronavirus pandemic. But in virtually every situation, fans are not yet being allowed to attend and the only consensus for now is that there could be a long period of empty or nearly empty seating. Some U.S. universities are modeling for 25% capacity for the upcoming football season or maybe half-full arenas for the ensuing basketball season. “I think for most sports, a reduced crowd wouldn't negatively impact the overall experience, especially in a situation like baseball or even the NFL,” said Katy Lucy, a digital marketing agent from Atlanta whose fandom is split between all things Georgia Bulldogs and the Washington Capitals. “But it would be different for sure for those who attend in person." Count her family among those who would pause before heading to the ballpark. “For me personally, I’m not sure I would feel comfortable attending a live sporting event until there is a known treatment or widely available vaccine,” Lucy said. “I trust the institutions to put the proper measures in place; however, making sure that they are enforced is another matter.” Many college and pro sports teams already were dealing with declining ticket sales. Watching at home or streaming games are factors, as is the changing social makeup of fan bases. Dynamic pricing, increases in parking and concession prices, and a push toward luxury seating have exacerbated the problem. Major League Baseball attendance has declined six of the past seven seasons. In college football, 13 of the 130 schools that played in the Football Bowl Subdivision reported average crowd sizes of 50% or less last season. Even the NFL has seen an increase in empty seats despite its generally rock-solid popularity. So as coronavirus concerns linger, how are teams going to lure fans back when stadiums do reopen? Loyalty and engagement apps, widespread around the major leagues and colleges even before the pandemic, will become even more common and interactive as teams try to recapture lost revenue. There also will be more behind-the-scenes content and enhancements available via smartphones that will only be available to those in the stadium or arena, offering fans something unique over fans watching at home. “Fans want that experience to be top-notch, period. That's why teams are thinking about this,” said Britton Stackhouse Miller, senior vice president at Fortress U.S., a developer of engagement and integration systems with clients in European soccer, baseball, the NBA, NFL and NHL. Temperature checks, hand sanitizer distribution stations and touchless vending will become the norm for a while. Even concessions will change, though one big difference — gulp — could lead to a lot of grumbling. “If you don't sell beer the number of visits to the bathroom drops dramatically,” said Marc Ganis, the director of sports consulting firm Sportscorp. “So for a time we may have to think about not selling beer.” It won't just be the vast oceans of bench seats left open, either. Many experts believe those hardy fans will be the first to return. It's the corporate suites from which many colleges and pro franchises derive so much of their gameday revenue that may end up being empty until long after games have resumed. Economic woes may last for some time. For fans who stay home, leagues are looking for ways to keep them engaged, too. When Germany's top soccer league returned without fans, broadcaster Sky knew it had a problem with silence coming through the TV. Engineers created “carpet audio” from previous games between the same teams, then teased out roars for specific events such as goals and red cards, giving those watching at home the option of a more realistic experience. “This was the only idea that we thought could be most respectful to the fans,” said Alessandro Reitano, vice president of sports production for Sky Deutschland. “To be honest, it's a major success.” Old crowd noise is a bit like an old game, though. It lacks a certain authenticity. So along came ChampTrack, which created an app that utilizes the microphones of fans. It captures their every roar and groan and sends the audio to its server, which then aggregates the noise into a single stream. That stream is then returned to the viewer using proprietary algorithms to provide the broadcast with real-time sound, which is then immediately erased to ensure personal privacy. “Once they press play on our web app, they can hear what everyone else is cheering about and their own cheer,” said ChampTrack chief executive Elias Anderson, adding the system could soon handle as many as 150,000 fans for each game. Sound is one element of the fan experience. Optics is another. “When it was clear there would be no audience this season, the fans had the idea of bringing their images to the stadium,” said Lubbo Popken, deputy press secretary for German soccer club Borussia Monchengladbach, which affixed fan likenesses to their seats. “We were surprised how many people wanted to be part of this idea and have their images in the stadium. It really changed the atmosphere in the empty stadium.” Of course, none of that is the same as having real fans creating real noise......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 8th, 2020

Grab’s selfie, audio, video recording systems suspended

The National Privacy Commission has suspended Grab Philippines’ passenger selfie verification as well as the pilot test for in-vehicle audio and video recording systems, citing risks to the privacy rights of commuters......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2020

NPC asks Grab to suspend in-car video recording

The National Privacy Commission asked Grab Philippines to suspend selfie verification, in-car audio and video recording pilot test in Metro Manila after finding deficiencies with the data privacy law......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2020

Grab s selfie verification, audio, video recording suspended

The National Privacy Commission issued a cease and disease order after finding several deficiencies in the three personal data processing systems of the ride-hailing app......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2020

Seminar on data privacy compliance set

The Center for Global Best Practices will host two highly-specialized training programs and implementation best practices entitled, “How to Prepare Privacy Impact Assessment” on Feb. 27 and 28 at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong City; back-to-back with “How to Develop a Data Privacy Management System & Manual” March 18 and 19 at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, Resorts World Complex, Pasay City......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 26th, 2020

Grab starts refunding riders in compliance with PCC order Manila Bulletin Business

Grab starts refunding riders in compliance with PCC order Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 6th, 2020

Road clearing validation team checks on compliance of LGUs

HUNGDUAN, Ifugao, Sept. 25 (PIA) - - Uncleared series of landslides, dumped construction materials/aggregate, illegally parked functional and destroyed vehicles, protruding roofing of houses and ex.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 26th, 2019

Road clearing validation team checks on compliance of LGUs

HUNGDUAN, Ifugao, Sept. 25 (PIA) - - Uncleared series of landslides, dumped construction materials/aggregate, illegally parked functional and destroyed vehicles, protruding roofing of houses and ex.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 25th, 2019

‘This can’t be right’: Bela Padilla calls out Grab driver for revealing home address

MANILA, Philippines – Actress Bela Padilla took to Twitter on Saturday, August 10, to air her disappointment over an apparent breach of Grab Philippines' customer privacy policy during her ride on Friday, August 9. According to her Tweet, Bela was inside her Grab car when she heard her ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2019

Globe Joins Hands with National Privacy Commission in Celebrating Privacy Awareness Week 2019

Globe Telecom joins hands with the National Privacy Commission (NPC) in celebrating the Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) aimed at advancing protection of personal information of consumers while ensuring free flow of information. This year’s theme, “Protecting the Digital Filipino: Accountability, Compliance & Ethics in a Data-Driven Philippines,” focuses on boosting privacy safeguards and raising the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 5th, 2019

NPC to Probe Hacking of Cebu Pacific App Server

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) is set to investigate the hacking of Cebu Pacific’s GetGo rewards application server which occurred on Thursday. Cebu Pacific has sent its preliminary notification of an unauthorized breach of its website’s database in compliance with the NPC notification requirement within 72 hours upon discovery of the breach. “In the notification, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 28th, 2019

Seminar on IRR compliance to Data Privacy Act

MANILA, Philippines – Private and government organizations need to understand the legal obligations and risks under the new privacy law regime given the mand.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 17th, 2016

Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission differs with Ombudsman on lifestyle checks

Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Commissioner Greco Belgica maintained that lifestyle checks could help determine the existence of corruption......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News12 hr. 30 min. ago

France checks video claim for Paris knife attack

French investigators were Sunday studying a video claiming responsibility for the meat cleaver attack in Paris that targeted satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo as the government condemned an act of "Islamist terrorism"......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News20 hr. 13 min. ago

Martires: SALN used by crooks for extortion

The Statements of Assets Liabilities and Networth in some cases are used by crooked individuals for extortion, Ombudsman Samuel Martires said on Saturday while defending his order to stop the conduct of lifestyle checks on public officials and restricting access to SALNs filed at his agency......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 27th, 2020

‘Suspend data privacy law, let jeeps run again’

Business groups have urged the government to suspend the Data Privacy Act to better trace coronavirus-positive individuals and encourage them to disclose their status, and increase public transport capacity by allowing jeepneys to resume operations. In an interview on Thursday, Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. (Philexport) President Sergio Ortiz-Luis Jr. believed spending billions on contact-tracing efforts […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 26th, 2020

Palace backs stopping lifestyle checks

Malacañang supports the move of the Office of the Ombudsman to stop the lifestyle checks on government officials suspected of stealing taxpayers’ money......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 24th, 2020

Bong Go backs construction of Bulacan airport

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go has expressed his support for the construction of the New Manila International Airport project in Bulacan while reminding its proponents to ensure compliance with labor, environmental and other applicable laws, rules and regulations. “I just want to very briefly state that I fully support the move to open a new airport […] The post Bong Go backs construction of Bulacan airport appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 24th, 2020

Think tank Infrawatch PH raises more red flags on Manila Bay project

MANILA, Philippines — Infrawatch PH, a nongovernment policy think tank, raised more red flags on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, on the government’s Manila Bay rehabilitation project, saying that it lacked an Environment Compliance Certificate (ECC) and was probably overpriced, with the lone bidder not even offering a discount. The project — which involved overlaying a […] The post Think tank Infrawatch PH raises more red flags on Manila Bay project appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2020

Limiting access to SALNs not a good thing for public s confidence in gov t — Diokno

"Without those lifestyle checks, without the access to [Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth], you're actually putting blinders not only on the press but on the public and that’s not a good thing for confidence in our government," Diokno said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2020