University Data Protection Office Blog

July 02, 2019
  Over a month ago, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) reported that it was investigating 48 lending companies based on charges of harassment, public shaming, and/or misuse of personal information filed by hundreds of individuals. According to most allegations, the firms had accessed...
June 27, 2019
On 9 June 2019, Hong Kong residents, reaching an aggregate number of around two million, took to the streets to voice out their resentment over a proposed extradition law that would allow suspects and fugitives in Hong Kong to be tried and imprisoned in mainland China. This isn’t the first...
June 19, 2019
  No. 19-11 19 June 2019 NEWS | Trial of safety wristbands raises data privacy worries at Canadian International School of Hong Kong 2 June 2019 HONG KONG – Some parents have...
June 04, 2019
Information about an individual’s education is considered sensitive personal information, which is covered by a higher standard of protection under the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA). The precise definition of this term, however, remains unclear, with the DPA, related laws, and issuances...
June 04, 2019
No. 19-10 04 June 2019 NEWS | Parents concerned at new fingerprint payment system in high schools at East Dunbartonshire 16 May 2019 SCOTLAND — Students attending high schools in East...
May 20, 2019
There is currently a number of emerging discussions relating the topic of gender to the fields of privacy and data protection. This is probably because, for many privacy experts and scholars, women and members of the LGBTQIA+ community are among the most vulnerable populations to...
May 20, 2019
Facial recognition systems enable the identification of individuals by examining the elements of a person’s face and matching them against images and other data already stored in a database.  The use of these systems is fast becoming a staple in science fiction movies. A...
May 16, 2019
No. 19-09 16 May 2019 NEWS | Do CCTV cameras in classrooms violate the right to privacy? Supreme Court to decide 10 May 2019   DELHI, INDIA – The Supreme Court of...
May 06, 2019
  PASAY CITY — The University Data Protection Office (UDPO), represented by one of its Compliance Officers for Privacy (COP), Sharifah Aine Datu Tambuyung, was recognized recently for passing Levels 1 and 2 of Data Protection Officer Accountability, Compliance, and Ethics (DPO...
May 04, 2019
In less than three months, I will have been a data protection officer (DPO) for two full years. It is a role I did not foresee I’d assume back when I was still with the National Privacy Commission — certainly not while I led the drafting of the agency’s actual issuance on DPOs....

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