University Data Protection Office Blog

January 28, 2019
Would you surrender your health information in exchange for Insurance incentives? In September 2018, a US-based insurance company was in the spotlight across multiple media sites when it announced its shift from offering traditional life insurance policies to selling interactive...
January 24, 2019
It was a confusing issue for all, but data privacy shouldn't be taken lightly.   (SPOT.ph) Now that the dust has settled, it’s a good time to take stock of what happened with the Department of Foreign Affairs. According to initial reports, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA...
January 22, 2019
A privacy notice demonstrates an organization's commitment to transparency and fairness when carrying out data processing.  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...
January 11, 2019
Cybersecurity experts warn that healthcare data has become a growing target for hackers in recent years. Electronic health records, in particular, command a high price in the black market—even more than financial data. To make matters worse, there are many ways health records can be...
January 08, 2019
No. 19 8 January 2019 FEATURE | Schools to be consulted on children’s data protection rights 19 December 2018   DUBLIN, IRELAND – Ireland’s Data Protection Commission is giving schools the...
January 08, 2019
PANOPTICON 2019 QUEZON CITY — The University Data Protection Office (UDPO) of the Ateneo De Manila University, in partnership with the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA), will be holding a privacy forum on 18 January 2019, entitled, “PANOPTICON: Privacy and ICT Conference” at the...
January 04, 2019
No. 18 4 January 2019 FEATURE | How K–12 Schools Can Maintain Student Safety Without Undermining Privacy 11 December 2018   U.S. – Balancing safety and privacy is the aim of a content...
January 03, 2019
The hot button these past couple of days concerns a number of videos that have gone viral and which depict what most consider as reprehensible bullying incidents involving students of a particular educational institution (NOTE: This author is affiliated with said school). This is...
December 19, 2018
Costing millions to settle, privacy-related offenses have never been more prevalent and damaging as they are today. They are treated as violations of existing data protection regulations, and usually lead to hefty fines for the erring organizations. Take the case of ride-hailing...
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...

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