University Data Protection Office Blog

June 20, 2018
Across industries or businesses, Republic Act No. 10173, also known the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA), will almost always impose obligations on individuals and organizations as long as they process personal data. Those engaged in event organizing or event management enjoy no...
June 20, 2018
05 20 June 2018 NEWS: Rochester grammar school USB stick loss exposes pupil data 5 June 2018   KENT, UNITED KINGDOM – The data of more than 1000 pupils at Rochester Grammar School were...
June 14, 2018
The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, took effect on 25 May 2018. Despite it being a regional law, its implications are far-reaching such that even individuals outside the EU can feel its impact. And no, we’re not just talking about EU citizens. Nowhere...
June 11, 2018
A couple of weeks from now, a little-known deadline is set to expire. On July 2, individuals that collect and use personal data as “personal information controllers” or “personal information processors” are expected to have registered already with the National Privacy Commission (NPC). More...
June 04, 2018
04 04 June 2018 FEATURE: Beyond the laws: Building a student data privacy compliance program 18 May 2018 WASHINGTON D.C. --- Building a culture of compliance in...
June 04, 2018
The digital age (also known as the information age) is how most people describe the present era. The term is quite fitting given how information—thanks to the ubiquitous use of technology—has never been more accessible today than any other period in history. Numerous advancements and...
May 25, 2018
Toys are an essential cultural component of every society. Like most other tools, they have also come a long way courtesy of many modern day technological upheavals. From primitive devices like rocks and sticks, to dolls and stuffed animals, we now have interactive toys that also...
May 18, 2018
  03 18 May 2018 NEWS: Hacked school might not be able to pick a valedictorian 11 May 2018 UNITED STATES—A school in Alabama is having difficulties ranking...
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May 15, 2018
The world had its first recorded data protection policy in Germany, as early as 1970. Sweden, France, and the U.S. soon followed suit. Since then, many countries around the world have also enacted their respective privacy and data protection laws. Here in the Philippines, the Data Privacy...
May 09, 2018
A little over two years ago, in the run-up to the 2016 national elections, a massive data breach earned the Philippines an unenviable place in the global spotlight. The headlines then said it all: Personal data of 55 million Filipino voters exposed! 55M people at risk! PH suffers biggest...

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