University Data Protection Office Blog

August 06, 2020
No. 20-15 6 Aug 2020 NEWS | New York bans use of facial recognition tech in schools until 2022 24 July 2020   UNITED STATES – New York lawmakers passed...
August 05, 2020
While countries are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, they are forced to face another crisis—a sudden surge in cybercrimes. Since a lot of businesses and transactions have transitioned online, instances of fraud—some of them taking advantage of the public crisis—have increased worldwide,...
July 27, 2020
When the number of COVID-19 cases began to rise in March, Congressman Eric Go Yap announced that he had tested positive for the disease. This prompted the solon to issue a public apology, specifically to the people he interacted with at meetings he attended before he received his results....
July 24, 2020
No. 20-14 24 Jul 2020 NEWS | China to criminalize college exam fraud after identity thefts 11 July 2020   CHINA –  This year, more than 10...
July 23, 2020
Public discourse centered of late on the supposed deaths of a number of high-profile inmates at the New Bilibid Prison, which officers of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) attributed to the Covid-19 disease. Many consider the surrounding circumstances suspicious, since many of the...
July 16, 2020
A couple of weeks ago, the Pep Squad coach of a certain UAAP school complained of an experience involving the improper use of her personal information. She narrated how she received a call from a complete stranger the same day she filled out information sheets on public utility...
July 15, 2020
On 25 May 2020, George Floyd, an African-American, died in the custody of three Minneapolis police officers who arrested him for allegedly trying to pay with a counterfeit bill amounting to $20. Less than 20 minutes after his supposed offense was reported, Floyd was dead. In that span of time,...
July 13, 2020
In this digital world we live in, we work with data in almost everything that we do. In our personal or professional transactions, we submit, collect, use, or analyze data to perform tasks, avail of services, and make decisions. To be able to maximize the potential and value of data, it is...
July 01, 2020
No. 20-13 1 Jul 2020 NEWS | Russia to roll out a surveillance system, "Orwell", to monitor students 16 June 2020   RUSSIA – 43,000...
June 20, 2020
These past few months, we have observed a notable shift in consumer behavior due to COVID-19. With physical distancing becoming the norm, business operations and gatherings have been severely limited, if not outright prohibited. Meanwhile, sales in grocery and restaurant delivery services have...

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