The DSWD Listahanan data-sharing forum- Romblon Cluster held on August 9 in Odiongan.

ODIONGAN—The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MIMAROPA conducted an orientation on the new Listahanan 3 data-sharing guidelines to Romblon social protection stakeholders on August 9, Tuesday in this town. 

The activity is part of the series of clustered provincial forums promoting the Department’s standard data-sharing guidelines and protocols in accessing the list of poor from Listahanan, the government system of identifying who and where the poor are. 

The result of the Listahanan third round regionwide household assessment is expected to be launched this October. 

Atty. Joan Eunise Fernandez from the Public Attorney’s Office-Odiongan, Romblon District discussed the salient points of the Republic Act 10173 or the Data Privacy Act (DPA) of 2012 and highlighted the roles and responsibilities of the Data Protection Officers (DPO)

The DPA is a law that seeks to protect all forms of information, be it private, personal, or sensitive.

According to the new data-sharing memorandum circular, requests involving personal and sensitive personal information require the execution of a Data Sharing Agreement between the DSWD and the end-user and a registered DPO by the National Privacy Commission. 

On the other hand, Romblon local government unit representatives commit to entering into a data-sharing agreement and complying with its requirements. 

Romblon Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Vilma Fos said that the 2015 Listahanan result was utilized for planning and as the basis of their local social protection programs and services.###