University Data Protection Office Blog

May 28, 2020
The unreasonable delay in the release of COVID-19 test results for repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) has been in the news of late. Many called on the government to act faster, and the latter vowed to look into it. When government response finally came, it was not what...
May 22, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to engulf the planet, governments are constantly coming up with measures to slow down the spread of the virus, such as lockdowns, border closures, flight shutdowns, public transportation restrictions, curfews, and bans on mass mobility. People are asked to...
May 22, 2020
No. 20-10 22 May 2020 NEWS | Online learning platform hacked, users' details available for sale 7 May 2020   INDIA – The details of 22 million users of...
May 15, 2020
At the onset of this global pandemic, one of the unexpected dilemmas that authorities had to face was how they should handle health information. This was a novel predicament because of the convergence of two elements: an outbreak of unprecedented scale and contagiousness (by recent standards),...
May 06, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the work environment most companies and employees are accustomed to. With government guidelines on social distancing in effect, many brick-and-mortar businesses are now shifting to a remote workplace setup. Its basic premise: one doesn’t need to be...
May 04, 2020
No. 20-09 4 May 2020 NEWS | An online game's security breach leaves account details of users exposed 18 Apr 2020   CANADA – Webkinz, a Canada based online...
April 27, 2020
Among the different kinds of sensitive personal information, one that is rather broad in scope is health or health-related data. When we hear this phrase, what often comes to mind are a person’s medical records consisting of his physical wellbeing, history of illnesses, clinical or laboratory...
April 24, 2020
All around the world, the regional and nationwide lockdowns that are being enforced to suppress the COVID-19 pandemic have taken a toll on many businesses and institutions. One sector, in particular, that has been significantly affected is education brought about by the widespread suspension of...
April 24, 2020
No. 20-08 24 April 2020 NEWS | Mass school closures amid pandemic driving new wave of student surveillance 1 Apr 2020   UNITED STATES – As academic activities are...
April 13, 2020
No. 20-07 13 April 2020   NEWS | US Health Department Hacked Amid Coronavirus Pandemic 16 Mar 2020   USA — As America struggles to minimize...

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