University Data Protection Office Blog

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...
June 19, 2020
No. 20-12 19 Jun 2020 FEATURE | Data protection authority publishes guidelines for reopening of schools and businesses 4 June 2020   ISRAEL – The Ministry...
June 14, 2020
No. 20-11 14 Jun 2020 NEWS | Online education site users notified of data breach 23 May 2020   INDIA – Online education site, EduCBA, which is based in India,...
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...

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