University Data Protection Office

January 20, 2020
Mobile devices have become an indispensable part of our lives. We use them when we want to access the news, log on to social networks, get directions, conduct online banking, monitor our health and wellness, and when we perform many other day-to-day activities. What makes all of these tasks...
January 08, 2020
No. 20-01 8 January 2020 NEWS | Health conditions of students exposed on screen during school assembly 16 December 2019 SCOTLAND – The names of 52 students with autistic spectrum disorder and other medical conditions were...
January 07, 2020
People are drowning in data and it keeps getting worse. More than two decades ago, in his book “DATA SMOG: Surviving the Information Glut” author David Shenk describes the problem of information overload or having too much information. According to Shenk, it was around the 1950s or '60s when...
December 23, 2019
We all know how the Internet can be a very useful resource for information. A lesser known fact, though, is how it also poses a significant risk to its users, starting from the way it gathers (too much) information about them.   Take the case of personalized or targeted ads. There are many...