University Data Protection Office Blog

October 12, 2021
No. 21-19  12 Oct 2021 NEWS | School districts now provide less info on COVID-19 cases to parents 23 Sep 2021   UNITED STATES — Several school districts in...
September 29, 2021
No. 21-18  29 Sep 2021 NEWS | Class action lawsuit filed against SU over data breach 3 Sep 2021   UNITED STATES – A class action lawsuit has been filed...
September 14, 2021
Most of us have experienced having our laptops, smartphones, or tablets break down on us.  A software may have failed or malfunctioned, or there might be broken parts due to an accidental fall, spilt liquid, or some other reason. Our first typical reaction is to check if it can still be...
September 13, 2021
No. 21-17  13 Sep 2021 NEWS | NYC Teacher's Social Security numbers exposed 20 Aug 2021   UNITED STATES – A data breach involving teachers’ personal...
September 06, 2021
Over the course of the week, I was asked these rather curious questions: are credit card details sensitive personal information? If they are, where is it in the Data Privacy Act (DPA) — the country’s data protection law — does it say that?   Before we get around to answering these...
September 03, 2021
Filipinos have long been known to be prolific users of social media, even before work-from-home arrangements became popular as a result of this ongoing pandemic. But when a lot of employees were laid off from work, because of this public health crisis, the number of people who turned to social...
September 02, 2021
After more than a year and a half into this pandemic, be honest: have you ever grown tired of filling up contract tracing forms or apps by this time? Do you ever feel like you’re only doing it to comply (and not really because you believe it’s useful)? Have you ever asked yourself: where will...
September 01, 2021
The surest and easiest way to process personal data in a lawful manner is to obtain first the consent of the person whose information you are about to process. We’ve all heard this statement many times, even from some so-called privacy experts. Unfortunately, less than half of it is true...
August 25, 2021
No. 21-12  25 Aug 2021 NEWS | Children's activity book on digital responsibility awarded as the Privacy Initiative of 2021 8 Jun 2021  ...
August 24, 2021
No. 21-16  24 Aug 2021 NEWS | BSP-supervised financial institutions advised to strengthen data protection measures 8 Aug 2021   PHILIPPINES — The...

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