Raymund Liboro

Former Privacy Commissioner of the National Privacy Commission

Having been appointed as the Philippines’ first Privacy Commissioner in 2016 until December of 2021, Raymund 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 of 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 (ICDPPC). The ICDPPC (later renamed the Global Privacy Assembly) is the worldwide body on data privacy composed of 134 member-jurisdictions. In 2019, he chaired the first ASEAN Data Protection and Privacy Forum and became the host-chair of the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities Forum (APPA). In 2020, Mr. Liboro was chosen to 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. He continued his work as Chair of the new Working Group until the year 2021. In 2021, Mr. Liboro attended the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Program for Digital Transformation.