University Data Protection Office Blog

February 28, 2019
In a January 4, 2019 decision, a Makati court nullified an issuance by the Credit Information Corporation (CIC) which required insurance companies to turn over specific client data on the ground that these constitute credit information that must be submitted to the agency under the Credit...
February 18, 2019
No. 19-03 18 February 2019 NEWS | Data breach allowed students to view other students’ admission files, sensitive personal data 14 February 2019 UNITED STATES – What were supposed to be...
February 18, 2019
Background checks have become a normal part of the typical hiring process. Employers run them to confirm the validity of the information provided by applicants, and to avoid hiring people who may pose a threat to the workplace or may become a liability to the company. During...
February 14, 2019
Reasonable expectation of privacy is a key concept in privacy law that determines what places and/or activities a person gets to enjoy a legal right to privacy. In 1967, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case of Katz v. United States expounded this concept by laying down the two-fold...
February 12, 2019
At the opening ceremony of last year’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, an extraordinary (albeit pre-recorded) light show mesmerized the crowd and also set a Guinness World Record. What was it that set it apart from the ordinary? It was carried out by drones, all 1,218 of them...
February 08, 2019
The sudden rise in popularity of smart speakers comes as a surprise for many. According to reports, consumers are taking to them at a faster rate than they previously did with the internet, personal computers, and even smartphones.  Amazon first introduced Echo in 2014, quickly...
February 06, 2019
No. 19-02 6 February 2019 NEWS | AIESEC data breach exposed over 4 million internship applications 22 January 2019   The International Association of Students in Economic and Commercial...
February 06, 2019
No. 19-01 6 February 2019 NEWS | National Privacy Commission asks PNP to explain spying on ACT 08 January 2019   MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Philippine National Police (PNP) confirmed...
February 06, 2019
  For the US and the European Union (EU), 2018 was an eventful year for privacy and data protection due to a number of issues and significant regulatory developments. For the EU, the entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has shaken not only its local data...
February 01, 2019
Science fiction has long been a source of inspiration for real life. Take the case of virtual assistants (VAs) whose existence has already transcended the world of science fiction into modern living. Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana, Google Assistant, and Samsung’s...

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