University Data Protection Office Blog

March 14, 2019
In 1890, Louis Brandeis and Samuel Warren published the very first issue of the Harvard Law Review and in it wrote their seminal article, The Right to Privacy, which defined the concept as “the right to be let alone”. The two recognized how available technology at that time—the...
March 12, 2019
The privacy paradox is the notion that there is a marked disconnect between people’s declared privacy preferences and that reflected by their actual behavior. The difference is often caused by the very human tendency to favor things associated with convenience and other similar...
March 12, 2019
Privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs) are tools that provide for the protection of individual privacy. To determine if a particular technology is a PET, the 1980 Privacy Guidelines established by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is still considered by many...
March 06, 2019
No. 19-04 6 March 2019 FEATURE | Students help spread data security messages for UK’s Health Ministry 18 February 2019   UNITED KINGDOM – UK’s National Health Service (NHS) enlisted the help...
February 28, 2019
In a January 4, 2019 decision, a Makati court nullified an issuance by the Credit Information Corporation (CIC) which required insurance companies to turn over specific client data on the ground that these constitute credit information that must be submitted to the agency under the Credit...
February 18, 2019
No. 19-03 18 February 2019 NEWS | Data breach allowed students to view other students’ admission files, sensitive personal data 14 February 2019 UNITED STATES – What were supposed to be...
February 18, 2019
Background checks have become a normal part of the typical hiring process. Employers run them to confirm the validity of the information provided by applicants, and to avoid hiring people who may pose a threat to the workplace or may become a liability to the company. During...
February 14, 2019
Reasonable expectation of privacy is a key concept in privacy law that determines what places and/or activities a person gets to enjoy a legal right to privacy. In 1967, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case of Katz v. United States expounded this concept by laying down the two-fold...
February 12, 2019
At the opening ceremony of last year’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, an extraordinary (albeit pre-recorded) light show mesmerized the crowd and also set a Guinness World Record. What was it that set it apart from the ordinary? It was carried out by drones, all 1,218 of them...
February 08, 2019
The sudden rise in popularity of smart speakers comes as a surprise for many. According to reports, consumers are taking to them at a faster rate than they previously did with the internet, personal computers, and even smartphones.  Amazon first introduced Echo in 2014, quickly...

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