University Data Protection Office Blog

February 12, 2019
At the opening ceremony of last year’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, an extraordinary (albeit pre-recorded) light show mesmerized the crowd and also set a Guinness World Record. What was it that set it apart from the ordinary? It was carried out by drones, all 1,218 of them...
February 08, 2019
The sudden rise in popularity of smart speakers comes as a surprise for many. According to reports, consumers are taking to them at a faster rate than they previously did with the internet, personal computers, and even smartphones.  Amazon first introduced Echo in 2014, quickly...
February 06, 2019
No. 19-02 6 February 2019 NEWS | AIESEC data breach exposed over 4 million internship applications 22 January 2019   The International Association of Students in Economic and Commercial...
February 06, 2019
No. 19-01 6 February 2019 NEWS | National Privacy Commission asks PNP to explain spying on ACT 08 January 2019   MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Philippine National Police (PNP) confirmed...
February 06, 2019
  For the US and the European Union (EU), 2018 was an eventful year for privacy and data protection due to a number of issues and significant regulatory developments. For the EU, the entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has shaken not only its local data...
February 01, 2019
Science fiction has long been a source of inspiration for real life. Take the case of virtual assistants (VAs) whose existence has already transcended the world of science fiction into modern living. Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana, Google Assistant, and Samsung’s...
January 28, 2019
Would you surrender your health information in exchange for Insurance incentives? In September 2018, a US-based insurance company was in the spotlight across multiple media sites when it announced its shift from offering traditional life insurance policies to selling interactive...
January 24, 2019
It was a confusing issue for all, but data privacy shouldn't be taken lightly.   (SPOT.ph) Now that the dust has settled, it’s a good time to take stock of what happened with the Department of Foreign Affairs. According to initial reports, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA...
January 22, 2019
A privacy notice demonstrates an organization's commitment to transparency and fairness when carrying out data processing.  We live in an era when personal data is so valuable that many business models and economies are now actually built around its collection and use. To...
January 11, 2019
Cybersecurity experts warn that healthcare data has become a growing target for hackers in recent years. Electronic health records, in particular, command a high price in the black market—even more than financial data. To make matters worse, there are many ways health records can be...

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