Maya bags NPC’s privacy awareness awards


Maya, formerly Paymaya, has won huge recognitions at the Privacy Awareness Week Awards 2022 organized by the National Privacy Commission (NPC). 

For building a more secure ecosystem for consumers and enterprises, Maya won the coveted Privacy Initiative of the Year for its #FraudPatrol campaign for its unique approach to building a culture of privacy that combines consumer protection advocacy, gamified experience, and awareness testing for its employees.  

Meanwhile, the newly established Maya Bank, which powers the digital banking services of the Maya platform, was already recognized as a finalist for the Privacy Management of the Year for establishing customer-centric data privacy practices. Maya Bank Data Protection Officer John Christopher Retardo was also a finalist for the Data Protection Officer of the Year award.    

“We are very honored to be recognized by the NPC for our efforts. As the country’s all-in-one money platform, Maya commits to continuously work with the government and the rest of the fintech industry to uphold data privacy and security,” said Shailesh Baidwan, President of PayMaya, and Co-Founder of Maya Bank.  

NPC’s PAW Awards Ceremony recognizes individuals and organizations who have made exceptional contributions to the practice and advocacy of data privacy.

#Fraud Patrol: Building a culture of privacy  

Privacy Initiative of the Year #FraudPatrol is a testament to Maya’s recognition of the critical role of its employees in protecting the data privacy of its customers. The company utilized engaging activities, including social media challenges, gamified missions, awareness testing, webinars, and interactive content.  

Because of these activities, Maya reported zero victims of phishing and malware attack incidents in the workplace for 2021. The number of employees proactively reporting suspicious phishing also increased tremendously.