Francis Euston Acero

Deputy Data Protection Officer, Manila Electric Company

Prior to joining the Manila Electric Company, Francis (JD, CIPP/E, C)DFE, C)NFE, C)PTE) was a division chief for three years at the National Privacy Commission, being the first Complaints and Investigations Division Chief from 2016 to 2019 and the Technical Standards and Data Security Division Chief in 2019. Francis contributed to the development of most of the issuances of the National Privacy Commission during his tenure.

My Sessions

Privacy Law Developments in the APAC Region

APAC region has had several developments of new laws and regulation updates creating a complexity of privacy challenges for privacy professionals.It has also been reported that an increasing number of attacks meaning an increase in data breaches. This session looks at the current state of privacy in the APAC region, challenges one year on from covid and what organisations should be focusing on in 2021.

Speakers
  • Francis Euston R. Acero, Deputy Data Privacy Officer – Data Privacy, MERALCO Manila Electric Company
  • Nitin Dhavate, Country Head for Data Privacy for South Asia Cluster, Novartis
  • Brendan Pat, Associate General Counsel, Privacy – Asia Pacific, McKinsey & Company