University Data Protection Office Blog

October 26, 2020
No. 20-20  26 Oct 2020 NEWS | ICO: Department for Education in "direct breach" of data protection law 7 October 2020   EUROPE – As per the outcome...
October 24, 2020
The National Privacy Commission (NPC) announced recently it was looking into reports involving the misuse and mishandling of data collected by businesses for contact tracing purposes. With its probe still pending, the agency gave out some initial advice, as has been its practice. It...
October 23, 2020
In a work environment that is increasingly becoming digital, data loss is an ever-present danger with many possible negative consequences. Just think of all those records, files, and data that are too important for an organization to lose.   It can happen to anyone. This makes the risks...
October 16, 2020
Data is creating countless possibilities for scientific discoveries and new technological products and services. This has made it an essential resource that powers today’s modern economies the same way oil did it before.   Realizing that it can help them gain a competitive edge over...
October 12, 2020
No. 20-19  12 Oct 2020 NEWS | Data privacy group issues recommendations to ensure data protection in online learning  16 September 2020  ...
October 05, 2020
No. 20-17  5 Oct 2020 NEWS | Covid in the classroom? Some schools are  keeping it quiet 22 Aug 2020   UNITED STATES — Administrators of...
October 02, 2020
Sergio Ortiz Luis Jr., president of the Philippine Exporters Confederation, announced recently that the business sector — represented by his organization, alongside the Employers Confederation of the Philippines, the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Philippine Silk Road...
September 28, 2020
The police think it’s a good idea to catch criminals—the kind that violates health protocols and government-imposed quarantines—through social media monitoring. According to Privacy International, social media monitoring or “SOCMINT” is the analysis of the content and/or metadata of...
September 24, 2020
Many studies have been done and articles written about the privacy risks children are exposed to when they go online. Those risks are why parents closely monitor their children’s activities over the internet and caution them against disclosing too much personal information. Parents expect the...
September 23, 2020
This Tuesday, September 8, the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA) — the country’s comprehensive data protection law — will be eight years old, counted from the day it actually came into effect. The following day, September 9, the statute’s Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) will also...

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