University Data Protection Office Blog

November 25, 2019
  You can now use your face to unlock your iPhone. When your friend posts a group photo on Facebook, the social media platform sometimes notifies you that you may be in it. Meanwhile, some schools now scan facial features to regulate human traffic going in and out of their campuses...
November 25, 2019
  Privacy has long been recognized as a basic human right. However, it was only in recent years that organizations have sought the services of professionals specializing in privacy and data protection for operations and compliance purposes. Given the rapid changes in technology that...
November 20, 2019
The prices of smartphones have gone down significantly in recent years, making them accessible to more people. This is a noteworthy development since for many users in the low-income strata, their smartphones are their only access to the Internet. As more people gain access to the internet and...
November 19, 2019
No. 19-19 19 November 2019 NEWS | Data alert over secret school loo cam 15 November 2019 UNITED KINGDOM –The National Education Union (NEU) and data rights activists raised concerns...
November 18, 2019
When are we allowed to process Sensitive Personal Information? Watch this infographic video to find out.
November 13, 2019
The holidays are fast approaching and some of you may already be done with your shopping lists. If so, then good for you because shopping for gifts is one of the most tedious activities during the holidays! Lucky for us, the internet has revolutionized the way we do things—including shopping—...
November 05, 2019
No. 19-18 5 November 2019 NEWS | Schools in Vermont to monitor children's online activities 16 October 2019 USA –Vermont schools are hiring firms to monitor their students’ online...
October 31, 2019
Dealing with data breaches and other types of security incidents is becoming a day-to-day struggle for many organizations. Their prevalence has increased significantly over time, resulting in financial and reputational damage to many organizations and even individuals. What’s interesting is...
October 25, 2019
Technology changes the way we do things and everyone, regardless of age, is affected. The youth, in particular, now spend a lot of their time with their digital devices, usually while connected to the internet. Unfortunately, they are not mindful of the danger and privacy risks they regularly...
October 24, 2019
Courtesy of the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA), every individual is now entitled to certain rights with respect to his or her personal data. One such right is the right to data portability, which essentially allows one to obtain a copy of his or her personal data in a commonly used...

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