University Data Protection Office Blog

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...
October 22, 2018
The advent of data protection regimes has led to the proliferation of the misguided notion that consent is not always required for data collection. Indeed, while active consent is highlighted in data protection laws like the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and our very own...
October 16, 2018
No. 13 16 October 2018 NEWS | Students ‘pay’ for coffee with personal data 4 October 2018   College students get a cup of coffee for free from a Japanese-owned coffee shop in exchange...
October 05, 2018
And so it has come to pass that the country will have its own national ID system, with President Duterte signing the Philippine Identification System Act into law on August 6 this year. Thereafter, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), together with the PhilSys Policy and Coordination...
September 28, 2018
No. 12 28 September 2018 FEATURE | Data-Privacy Questions From Parents That Schools Should Be Ready to Answer 11 September 2018 WASHINGTON, U.S. – Future of Privacy Forum, a think tank...
September 28, 2018
No. 11 13 September 2018 NEWS | Aadhaar details of over 60k students on APCCE website  27 August 2018 INDIA—The Aadhar card details of 64,807 students were published by mistake on the...
September 25, 2018
Search engines are online platforms that help people find information on the internet. They direct their users to a list of relevant websites, documents, or other materials that relate to the subject of their respective queries. Unknown to most users, however, queries are...
August 30, 2018
A Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) is a process that helps an organization identify and manage the risks posed by its data processing system (DPS). Ideally, it is carried out for every data processing activity or system, whether new or existing. As a minimum, PIA aims to document...

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