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Execs of UnionBank bag awards from NPC

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Key officials of the Union Bank of the Philippines were recognized for their efforts to protect the data privacy of its customers in the recently concluded Privacy Awareness Week 2021 (PAW) Awards organized by the National Privacy Commission (NPC).

The financial institution said UnionBank Chief Technology and Operations Officer and Chief Transformation Officer Henry Aguda was named the Privacy Advocate of the Year for his outstanding effort in advancing the development of policies to ensure data protection in the organization.

He was also recognized for advocating for the implementation guidelines, projects and programs that relate to privacy and data protection in the Bank.

UnionBank Data Privacy Officer and Head of AI and Data Policy Maria Francesca Montes also received the Privacy Leadership Award.

This special award recognizes the leadership skills and capabilities of the individuals whose works have significant impact in their sector and field. Montes also holds an executive seat in the NPC Data Privacy Council representing the banking sector.

“The data privacy of our customers is always the utmost priority of UnionBank. We believe that, in this day and age, keeping their data safe is a responsibility that is put squarely on our shoulders, and we have led many efforts that were designed specifically to ensure data security,” UnionBank Chief Data and AI Officer David Hardoon said in a statement.

“Together with big leaps made in data science and AI technologies, UnionBank is committed to uphold and protect the privacy and rights of our customers.”

UnionBank also made it as finalist for the following awards: Outstanding Personal Information Controller (Private Sector), Outstanding Personal Information Controller Initiative, and Data Protection Officer of the Year.

The Privacy Awareness Week 2021 Awards (PAW), organized by the National Privacy Commission (NPC), recognizes individuals and organizations who made exceptional contributions to the field of data privacy.

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