University Data Protection Office Blog

December 12, 2018
For the past few years, people have become increasingly aware of data protection laws, as regulators dutifully assert their authority. However, it is not uncommon for some to have an inaccurate perception of how such regulations operate. Here in the Philippines, one misconception about the...
December 04, 2018
No. 17 3 December 2018 NEWS | A Nonprofit Nursery ‘s Computer Containing Personal Information was Hacked  16 November 2018   USA— The staff of a Family Tree Relief Nursery were...
December 04, 2018
Processing personal data in a lawful manner is one of the directives imposed by the Data Privacy Act (DPA). For libraries, this is critical, this since they often require people to provide certain information to allow them to render timely and appropriate services. If they do not...
November 19, 2018
No. 16 19 November 2018 NEWS | Privacy breach at center of pregnancy test probe 15 November 2018   BAGUIO CITY – A medical school was summoned by the National Privacy Commission over its...
November 13, 2018
Reports of data breach incidents have become more common these past few years. Numerous companies— including social media platforms, government agencies, health service providers, and financial institutions—suffered data breaches that compromised the personal data of millions of...
November 06, 2018
No. 15 6 November 2018 NEWS | New Confidentiality Laws Facilitate School Safety Improvements 24 October 2018   UNITED STATES – Certain records and documents concerning school safety will be...
October 30, 2018
    We live in an era where 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...
October 29, 2018
No. 14 29 October 2018 NEWS | 600 Library computers affected by “Emotet” virus   6 October 2018   USA – Around 600 Anne Aroundel County Library computers were exposed to a virus called...
October 29, 2018
In today’s online world, various applications and social media platforms have been developed and are made easily available for public use. With their entry into the mainstream, together with activities like online selling and video blogging, vast amounts of information—specifically,...
October 23, 2018
In a previous article, I listed down important reasons why an organization engaged in the processing of personal data should conduct a privacy impact assessment (PIA). For this one, I identify a couple of things an organization can do to jumpstart its PIA preparations. Carrying...

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