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Requested from NPC by J. Rionda at 04:11 AM on Apr 21, 2021.
Purpose: Knowledge of the law
Date of Coverage: 02/28/2021 - 03/31/2021
Tracking no: #NPC-031006406865

Rionda 04:11 AM, Apr 21, 2021


I would like to ask if a company is putting us a camera inside the house, is that illegal and invading our privacy? It can track the movements of me and my family in our house.

Chin 02:57 PM, Apr 22, 2021

April 22, 2021

Dear Jebb,

Thank you for your request dated Apr 21, 2021 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Privacy.

We received your request on Apr 21, 2021 and will respond on or before May 12, 2021 04:11:28 AM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at, for request with ticket number #NPC-031006406865.

Thank you.


Roren Marie Chin
FOI Officer

Patula 09:58 AM, Apr 27, 2021

April 27, 2021

Dear Jebb Rionda,


Thank you for your request dated Apr 21, 2021 04:11:28 AM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You inquired whether it is illegal for a company to place a CCTV inside your house which can track your family’s movement.

Response to Request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance your inquiry is not a valid FOI request. Request for clarification on data privacy or data protection should be responded through email-reply or an issuance of Advisory Opinion. 

Nonetheless, to assist you with your concern, we have forwarded your inquiry, name, and email address to our Privacy Policy Office ( for research and drafting of response.

You may expect our written response within 3-7 working days. However, if the concerned office determined that this may be a subject of an advisory opinion, the same will be released to you not later than twenty (20) working days, unless the complexity and novelty of the subject matter requires a longer period of time for further evaluation.

For other assistance you may review the FAQ section of the eFOI site:

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If you are unhappy with this response to your FOI request, you may ask us to carry out an internal review of the response, by writing to Privacy Commissioner and Chairman Raymund E. Liboro at Your review request should explain why you are dissatisfied with this response, and should be made within 15 calendar days from the date when you received this letter. We will complete the review and tell you the result, within 30 calendar days from the date when we receive your review request. 

Thank you.

FOI Receiving Officer

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