University Data Protection Office Blog

March 30, 2020
COVID-19—the infectious illness caused by a newly discovered coronavirus—is currently everyone’s top concern, given its alarming rate of transmission and the growing number of deaths and confirmed cases every day. As early as March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) already declared...
March 25, 2020
No. 20-06 25 March 2020   NEWS | School fined for using fingerprints to verify students' payments 6 Mar 2020 POLAND – A school in Poland was...
March 11, 2020
Social media today has become a world of its own, catering to people around the globe from all walks of life. Almost everyone it seems, from children to senior citizens, have at least one social media account. With Facebook alone—the most popular platform—there are already over 2.4 billion...
March 10, 2020
A state of public health emergency has just been declared all throughout the country in the wake of the recent discovery of additional Covid-19 patients. There are already 35 confirmed cases as of this writing. One major concern running through people’s minds is how...
March 04, 2020
Private browsing is a feature that some web browsers offer. It allows them to function in a way that limits the collection of data about their users. It offers users more privacy by not storing data and by not keeping track of their online history and activities. To date, there are already...
March 03, 2020
No. 20-05 3 March 2020   NEWS | A tracking app being used to check on student's attendance 18 February 2020 USA – A tracking app called “...
March 02, 2020
Here in the Philippines, the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA) requires any institution that collects and processes personal data to comply with its provisions, regardless of sector or industry. In the realm of sports, this means even athletic associations for schools are obliged to adhere to...
February 20, 2020
No. 20-04 20 February 2020 FEATURE | How will India's Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 impact schools? 3 February 2020 INDIA – With India’s 2019 Personal Data Protection Bill undergoing...
February 19, 2020
In the first of this 2-part series, we did a quick scan of HB 5612, which is one of the two bills at the House of Representatives seeking to amend the Data Privacy Act of 2012. We’re only halfway through. As we continue our review, let us now go over some of the minor, but still...
February 10, 2020
The spread of disinformation is a rapidly growing problem that has resulted in massive deception, political and ethnic tensions, violence, a declining trust in journalism, and a clear and present threat to democratic societies. Despite its debilitating global impact (affecting at least 70...

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