Irish Salandanan-Almeida

Director and Data Protection Officer, Globe Telecom

Irish Salandanan-Almeida began her career in the law firms Britanico, Sarmiento, and Ringler and Puyat, Jacinto, and Santos where she specialized in civil, commercial, and criminal litigation before shifting her practice to public policy.

She was part of the USAID Trade-Related Assistance for Development (TRADE) Project from 2013-2016, where, as a competition law and policy research associate, she worked with industry pioneers toward the passage of the Philippine Competition Act.

She joined Uber in 2017 as public policy associate where she advocated for ride-hailing legislation. She currently serves as Globe Telecom’s Data Protection Officer and Head of the Data Privacy Office under the Information Security and Data Privacy Group. 

My Sessions

Power to the People: Consumer Trust and Control

With an increase in privacy awareness, organisations can no longer hide from implementing robust privacy compliance practices. Whatsapp came under fire recently by changing its privacy policy to give access to data to its sister site Facebook leading millions to switch to more privacy friendly sites such as Signal. This panel will look at the consumer – organisation relationship and how to build consumer trust.

  • Richard Merrygold, Principal Consultant / Data Protection Officer iSTORM Solutions Ltd