University Data Protection Office

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February 20, 2018
A recurring question on the scope of Republic Act No. 10173, also known as the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA), is whether it exempts the field of research from the application of the law. After all, the DPA does say that it does not apply to personal information processed for specific...
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February 13, 2018
A prison term and a fine. Over here in the Philippines, some people who talk about privacy (specifically, data privacy) like to put these two at the core of discussions. Their bottom line: if you don’t obey the law, you go to jail and you pay a hefty sum as a result. I prefer a different...
February 13, 2018
Recognizing the need for kids to make the most out of the web, Google launched its “Be Internet Awesome” campaign in June of last year. The program aims to provide guidance to parents and teachers—arguably still the most influential people in children’s lives—when teaching their kids five (5) Key...
February 06, 2018
People who value their privacy are put through the wringer whenever the advocacy is in the spotlight and propped up against another important interest of the State, the general public, or both. They are forced to examine their priorities and choose which one they prefer more....