Kasabay ng pagdagsa ng mga nag-oonline shopping, hinimok ng National Privacy Commission (NPC) ang publiko na i-dispose nang tama ang shipping labels ng kanilang mga pinamimili online upang makaiwas sa insidente ng pagkakompromiso ng kanilang personal data.
“Shipping labels contain details such as name, address and contact number. If not disposed properly, pwedeng mapunta o magamit ng ibang tao ang data mo,” babala ng ahensya.
Ayon pa sa NPC, na naglalayong pangalagaan ang data privacy rights ng publiko, isa sa maaaring gawin upang maprotektahan ng online shoppers ang kanilang mga personal na impormasyon ay ang paggamit ng permanent marker upang matakpan ang mga detalyeng nakasaad sa shipping labels ng kanilang biniling item online.
Saad pa ng ahensya, maaari ring gawing scratch paper o food wrapper ang naturang shipping labels. Ngunit, mas ligtas anila kung pipilasin o i-shred ang mga ito.
“Kaya sa next unboxing, think before you dispose! Have a safe online Christmas shopping!” pahayag ng Komisyon sa mga mamimili.
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Balita Central is under the supervision of the Bureau of Communications Services (BCS), one of the attached agencies of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO).
Launched on February 28, 2019 at the Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 2 (LRT-2) Cubao Station, Quezon City, it also aims to raise awareness among local communities about the policies, programs, and accomplishments of the Presidency.
Through this platform, Balita Central Digital aims to reach further the online community to deliver more accurate information and communication services in order to educate the citizenry regarding national issues which would enlighten them to be engaged and be empowered in contributing to building a better nation.
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