University Data Protection Office Blog

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...
February 09, 2021
No. 21-03  9 Feb 2021 FEATURE | How educators can secure their online learning environments 29 January 2021   UNITED STATES — As online learning took hold of...
February 04, 2021
No. 21-02  4 Feb 2021 FEATURE | Online privacy: Claim it this 2021 4 January 2021   PHILIPPINES —Despite being in force for nearly a decade now, the...
February 03, 2021
No. 21-01  3 Feb 2021 FEATURE | Teaching children about data privacy and fake news through books 21 December 2020   MANILA – Filipino online bookstore,...
February 02, 2021
Last week, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Information Exchange posted on its Facebook page a list of “some of the UP students who became NPA. (Died or Captured)”. Whoever was behind the material made no attempt to prove or substantiate the claim. Many of those on the list have...
December 18, 2020
No. 20-24  18 Dec 2020 NEWS | Leaked source code raises questions re: evaluation by schools of test-monitoring software 10 December 2020   UNITED...
December 09, 2020
No. 20-23 9 Dec 2020 FEATURE | Student surveillance and privacy protection in the age of e-learning 19 November 2020   UNITED STATES —The shift by schools...
December 02, 2020
Last November 26, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases mandated the use of the Staysafe.ph among all national government agencies and offices, including local government units (LGUs). Staysafe.ph is supposed to be the Philippine government’s...
November 30, 2020
The National Privacy Commission (NPC) released another issuance last week. This time it’s an Advisory and it’s about closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems in public or semi-public areas. That first detail is critical and here’s why: circulars actually prescribe rules and...
November 24, 2020
[NOTE: Earlier this month, when I was asked to discuss the state of privacy in the digital environment, I focused on the risks it is exposed to whenever people log on to the Web. Since I believe the conversation is a crucial one, I am reproducing here the gist of what I said.] If we’re going...

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