Raymund Enriquez Liboro
Privacy Commissioner Raymund Liboro is the former Assistant Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and Director of the Science and Technology Information Institute.Having been appointed as the country’s first Privacy Commissioner in 2016, he fast tracked data protection policy development in the country with the issuance of the Data Privacy Act’s Implementing Rules and significant policy circulars within the first year of NPC’s establishment – effectively working for the country’s data privacy and protection rules to be part with global data protection regulations.
In 2018, he put the country on the world stage by earning the Philippines a voting seat on the exclusive 5-member executive committee of the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioner or the ICDPPC. The ICDPPC later renamed the Global Privacy Assembly is the worldwide body on data privacy composed of 134 member-jurisdictions. The Philippines’ earned the distinction of becoming the first Asian country to be elected to the prestigious body.
In 2019, he chaired the first ASEAN Data Protection and Privacy Forum and became the host-chair of the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities Forum or the APPA.
In April 2020, Commissioner Liboro was chosen to lead and Chair the Global Privacy Assembly’s COVID-19 Taskforce intended to create a venue for collaboration among jurisdictions and organizations and address the emerging privacy issues posed by the spread of the COVID-19 virus worldwide. This year, he continues his work as Chair of the new Working Group.