University Data Protection Office

April 22, 2019
Enhanced public service delivery is one of many factors that drive every government’s data collection activities. In a typical scenario, a person who wishes to avail of a certain government service is required to present various documents for identification purposes. The government wants to make...
April 11, 2019
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 prevent or at least discourage abuse, governments develop laws that aim to regulate this phenomenon. The Philippines has Republic Act No. 10173, or...
April 10, 2019
Debates on the right to privacy have been around for some time. There is one critical detail, though, that people often forget to consider in such discussions: culture. In my previous article, I argued how privacy, as a concept, seems to be in a state of disarray. Already a complex idea, it...
April 10, 2019
Because of the large number of unbanked Filipinos, the constant demand for instant cash, and the prevailing financing gaps in the local economy, it should come as no surprise that online lending platforms have seamlessly found their way into the domestic market. Thanks to them, people can now...