University Data Protection Office Blog

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...
November 18, 2020
No. 20-22 18 Nov 2020 FEATURE | Protecting your security and privacy during remote learning 10 November 2020   PHILIPPINES — The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic...
November 17, 2020
Missent emails are one of the most common sources of security incidents in the workplace. According to software company Tessian, as many as 177 emails per year are sent to the wrong person in small and medium-sized businesses.[1] For large enterprises (i.e., 10,000 employees or more), their...
November 16, 2020
It was probably around twenty years ago that the internet really took over the world. Technology companies emerged either to provide new services, or to improve existing ones by offering them in a different medium. Today, people spend an enormous amount of time on the internet to take advantage...
November 09, 2020
No. 20-21  9 Nov 2020 FEATURE | Report: Distance learning amplifies need for focus on student data privacy 23 October 2020   UNITED STATES – Almost...
October 30, 2020
Most recently, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) came out with a policy aimed at addressing the problems associated with online money-lending applications (“lending apps”). A timely but ambitious effort, given the complex nature of the data processing systems involved.  ...
October 26, 2020
No. 20-20  26 Oct 2020 NEWS | ICO: Department for Education in "direct breach" of data protection law 7 October 2020   EUROPE – As per the outcome...
October 24, 2020
The National Privacy Commission (NPC) announced recently it was looking into reports involving the misuse and mishandling of data collected by businesses for contact tracing purposes. With its probe still pending, the agency gave out some initial advice, as has been its practice. It...
October 23, 2020
In a work environment that is increasingly becoming digital, data loss is an ever-present danger with many possible negative consequences. Just think of all those records, files, and data that are too important for an organization to lose.   It can happen to anyone. This makes the risks...
October 16, 2020
Data is creating countless possibilities for scientific discoveries and new technological products and services. This has made it an essential resource that powers today’s modern economies the same way oil did it before.   Realizing that it can help them gain a competitive edge over...

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