University Data Protection Office Blog

April 25, 2021
Protecting people’s personal data is an essential part of protecting their life, integrity, and dignity. This makes data protection a crucial part of humanitarian work. People in need of humanitarian action often belong to vulnerable groups — individuals who are already experiencing some...
April 19, 2021
No. 21-07 19 Apr 2021 NEWS | Anti-cheating software provokes privacy concerns among students 30 March 2021   CANADA – With more classes being done remotely,...
April 08, 2021
In my last two articles, I talked about the dangers surrounding government lists and the need for safeguards when it comes to the sharing or transfer of personal data, especially when state institutions are involved. I never imagined that, within weeks, the government would help...
March 28, 2021
Do those who have passed on to the next life still get to enjoy privacy? It’s a question that has surfaced a couple of times this past year, not necessarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic but because of events that have transpired in the midst of it. One of the more notable occasions took...
March 20, 2021
No. 21-06 20 Mar 2021 NEWS | CSC assures public of additional security in its system after website breach 2 March 2021   PHILIPPINES —The Civil Service...
March 12, 2021
No. 21-05 12 Mar 2021 NEWS | NPC tells teachers: Don't post photos, videos of students in online classes 16 February 2021   MANILA — Teachers were enjoined to...
March 04, 2021
A couple of days before Christmas, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) managed to release one more policy for 2020: NPC Circular 2020-03. The issuance basically sounds the death knell for Data Sharing Agreements (DSAs), which are a key feature of the Commission’s very own Data...
February 24, 2021
No. 21-04 24 Feb 2021 NEWS | App installed on student devices does not track personal info, says Ministry of Education 1 February 2021   SINGAPORE – A...
February 22, 2021
A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, accelerated efforts to produce a vaccine have now yielded results. Vaccines are now being distributed in many countries and mass vaccination drives are being ramped up in the hope of finally ending this health crisis. To account for the easing of lockdown...
February 18, 2021
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in the calls for contactless technologies that facilitate everyday transactions and activities. It has triggered the heavy use of RFID and things like QR Codes and Bar Codes, for identification, contact tracing, order placement, and...

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