Google Play Store has removed online lending apps (OLAs) JuanHand, Pesopop, CashJeep and Lemon Loan due to “privacy risks” for individuals who download the apps, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) said Wednesday.

In a statement, Privacy Commissioner Raymund Liboro lauded the move and urged other OLAs to comply with the law when  processing data loans of applicants.

“For other OLAs, the NPC strongly urges you to employ know-your-customer (KYC) and debt collection practices that are aligned with NPC Circular No. 20-01, where we laid out guidelines on the processing of personal data for loan-related transactions,” he added.—LDF, GMA News

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