University Data Protection Office Blog

September 02, 2019
If you’re an active user on Facebook or Instagram, you might have seen some of your contacts post about a supposed change in these platforms’ policies (i.e., terms and conditions, privacy policies, etc.). The post has several variations, but they all essentially state that: (1) the...
August 30, 2019
Over the years, the rapid growth of technological advancements like big data and machine learning has created a digital world that allows for personalized content and experiences. In the education sector, big companies are capitalizing on the potential of these developments to escalate...
July 23, 2019
  Among Internet users, children are arguably the most vulnerable for obvious reasons—they do not yet have sufficient understanding of the threats they may encounter online, especially with respect to their personal data. But then given this reality, are there sufficient...
July 22, 2019
  No. 19-12 22 July 2019 NEWS | Financial information of parents of Catholic school students targeted in cyberattack 20 June 2019 AUSTRALIA – Bank...
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...

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