University Data Protection Office Blog

November 24, 2021
In today’s modern world,  appliances, gadgets, and other devices are constantly undergoing changes. Many are now being infused with smart technologies, whether they be phones, watches, entire homes, and even vehicles.   The automotive industry is among those frequently influenced by...
November 19, 2021
No. 21-20  19 Nov 2021 NEWS | Missouri Teachers' Social Security Numbers Exposed 14 Oct 2021   UNITED STATES – Flaws on the website being maintained by...
November 12, 2021
The electoral process is a crucial pillar of any democratic country. It’s one of those things that sets a nation apart from peers that are ruled by either a tyrant or a wealthy, exclusive few. Protecting it has always been a core objective among all freedom-loving people.   In...
November 03, 2021
Share buttons like those promoted by social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, etc.) are fairly common elements in and among webpages these days. Website owners prefer to put them up so that, with just a couple of clicks, visitors can quickly and easily share...
October 20, 2021
Today’s widespread use of media streaming services is well-documented. It is becoming part of the routine of a growing number of individuals and households with access to the internet. For many of them, it is now their preferred way of watching TV shows, movies, and even listening to music....
October 12, 2021
No. 21-19  12 Oct 2021 NEWS | School districts now provide less info on COVID-19 cases to parents 23 Sep 2021   UNITED STATES — Several school districts in...
September 29, 2021
No. 21-18  29 Sep 2021 NEWS | Class action lawsuit filed against SU over data breach 3 Sep 2021   UNITED STATES – A class action lawsuit has been filed...
September 14, 2021
Most of us have experienced having our laptops, smartphones, or tablets break down on us.  A software may have failed or malfunctioned, or there might be broken parts due to an accidental fall, spilt liquid, or some other reason. Our first typical reaction is to check if it can still be...
September 13, 2021
No. 21-17  13 Sep 2021 NEWS | NYC Teacher's Social Security numbers exposed 20 Aug 2021   UNITED STATES – A data breach involving teachers’ personal...
September 06, 2021
Over the course of the week, I was asked these rather curious questions: are credit card details sensitive personal information? If they are, where is it in the Data Privacy Act (DPA) — the country’s data protection law — does it say that?   Before we get around to answering these...

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