Miscellaneous Provisions (Rule XIV): Data Privacy Act of 2012

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Rule XIV. Miscellaneous Provisions 

Section 66. Appeal. Appeal from final decisions of the Commission shall be made to the proper courts in accordance with the Rules of Court, or as may be prescribed by law. 

Section 67. Period for Compliance. Any natural or juridical person or other body involved in the processing of personal data shall comply with the personal data processing principles and standards of personal data privacy and security already laid out in the Act. 

Personal information controllers and Personal Information processors shall register with the Commission their data processing systems or automated processing operations, subject to notification, within one (1) year after the effectivity of these Rules. Any subsequent issuance of the Commission, including those that implement specific standards for data portability, encryption, or other security measures shall provide the period for its compliance. 

For a period of one (1) year from the effectivity of these Rules, a personal information controller or personal information processor may apply for an extension of the period within which to comply with the issuances of the Commission. The Commission may grant such request for good cause shown. 

Section 68. Appropriations Clause. The Commission shall be provided with appropriations for the performance of its functions which shall be included in the General Appropriations Act. 

Section 69. Interpretation. Any doubt in the interpretation of any provision of this Act shall be liberally interpreted in a manner that would uphold the rights and interests of the individual about whom personal data is processed. 

Section 70. Separability Clause. If any provision or part hereof is held invalid or unconstitutional, the remainder of these Rules or the provision not otherwise affected shall remain valid and subsisting. 

Section 71. Repealing Clause. Except as otherwise expressly provided in the Act or these Rules, all other laws, decrees, executive orders, proclamations and administrative regulations or parts thereof inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed or modified accordingly. 

Section 72. Effectivity Clause. These Rules shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in the Official Gazette. 

Approved: 24 August 2016.

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