University Data Protection Office Blog

March 04, 2021
A couple of days before Christmas, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) managed to release one more policy for 2020: NPC Circular 2020-03. The issuance basically sounds the death knell for Data Sharing Agreements (DSAs), which are a key feature of the Commission’s very own Data...
February 24, 2021
No. 21-04 24 Feb 2021 NEWS | App installed on student devices does not track personal info, says Ministry of Education 1 February 2021   SINGAPORE – A...
February 22, 2021
A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, accelerated efforts to produce a vaccine have now yielded results. Vaccines are now being distributed in many countries and mass vaccination drives are being ramped up in the hope of finally ending this health crisis. To account for the easing of lockdown...
February 18, 2021
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in the calls for contactless technologies that facilitate everyday transactions and activities. It has triggered the heavy use of RFID and things like QR Codes and Bar Codes, for identification, contact tracing, order placement, and...
February 09, 2021
No. 21-03  9 Feb 2021 FEATURE | How educators can secure their online learning environments 29 January 2021   UNITED STATES — As online learning took hold of...
February 04, 2021
No. 21-02  4 Feb 2021 FEATURE | Online privacy: Claim it this 2021 4 January 2021   PHILIPPINES —Despite being in force for nearly a decade now, the...
February 03, 2021
No. 21-01  3 Feb 2021 FEATURE | Teaching children about data privacy and fake news through books 21 December 2020   MANILA – Filipino online bookstore,...
February 02, 2021
Last week, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Information Exchange posted on its Facebook page a list of “some of the UP students who became NPA. (Died or Captured)”. Whoever was behind the material made no attempt to prove or substantiate the claim. Many of those on the list have...
December 18, 2020
No. 20-24  18 Dec 2020 NEWS | Leaked source code raises questions re: evaluation by schools of test-monitoring software 10 December 2020   UNITED...
December 09, 2020
No. 20-23 9 Dec 2020 FEATURE | Student surveillance and privacy protection in the age of e-learning 19 November 2020   UNITED STATES —The shift by schools...

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