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July 16, 2018
07 16 July 2018 NEWS | Big Brother in Chinese School 30 June 2018   CHINA—A high school in eastern China installed facial recognition cameras within its campus, including its classrooms...
July 10, 2018
  One aspect of data management that is often overlooked is data disposal. Also referred to as “data destruction”, it is the process of destroying information so that it may no longer be readable, accessible and irretrievable. This is unfortunate because when not done properly, data...
July 05, 2018
In 1997, an IBM supercomputer called “Deep Blue” beat chess world champion, Garry Kasparov. To better appreciate that feat, it may help to know that the device had a unique edge over its opponent—it could evaluate a billion possible moves every five seconds. Astronomical figures, for sure, to...
July 03, 2018
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....
July 02, 2018
06 02 July 2018 NEWS | Teachers rail against the new data protection rules 18 June 2018   School teachers have taken to Twitter to share “bonker” GDPR implementation stories. Online...
July 02, 2018
All around the world today, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is getting widespread attention. For the technology to work, data is electronically encoded and stored in a smart tag which are then picked up during use by a reader via radio waves. Once captured, the data can be...
June 20, 2018
Across industries or businesses, Republic Act No. 10173, also known the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA), will almost always impose obligations on individuals and organizations as long as they process personal data. Those engaged in event organizing or event management enjoy no...
June 20, 2018
05 20 June 2018 NEWS: Rochester grammar school USB stick loss exposes pupil data 5 June 2018   KENT, UNITED KINGDOM – The data of more than 1000 pupils at Rochester Grammar School were...
June 14, 2018
The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, took effect on 25 May 2018. Despite it being a regional law, its implications are far-reaching such that even individuals outside the EU can feel its impact. And no, we’re not just talking about EU citizens. Nowhere...
June 11, 2018
A couple of weeks from now, a little-known deadline is set to expire. On July 2, individuals that collect and use personal data as “personal information controllers” or “personal information processors” are expected to have registered already with the National Privacy Commission (NPC). More...

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