University Data Protection Office Blog

July 01, 2020
No. 20-13 1 Jul 2020 NEWS | Russia to roll out a surveillance system, "Orwell", to monitor students 16 June 2020   RUSSIA – 43,000...
June 20, 2020
These past few months, we have observed a notable shift in consumer behavior due to COVID-19. With physical distancing becoming the norm, business operations and gatherings have been severely limited, if not outright prohibited. Meanwhile, sales in grocery and restaurant delivery services have...
June 19, 2020
No. 20-12 19 Jun 2020 FEATURE | Data protection authority publishes guidelines for reopening of schools and businesses 4 June 2020   ISRAEL – The Ministry...
June 14, 2020
No. 20-11 14 Jun 2020 NEWS | Online education site users notified of data breach 23 May 2020   INDIA – Online education site, EduCBA, which is based in India,...
May 28, 2020
The unreasonable delay in the release of COVID-19 test results for repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) has been in the news of late. Many called on the government to act faster, and the latter vowed to look into it. When government response finally came, it was not what...
May 22, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to engulf the planet, governments are constantly coming up with measures to slow down the spread of the virus, such as lockdowns, border closures, flight shutdowns, public transportation restrictions, curfews, and bans on mass mobility. People are asked to...
May 22, 2020
No. 20-10 22 May 2020 NEWS | Online learning platform hacked, users' details available for sale 7 May 2020   INDIA – The details of 22 million users of...
May 15, 2020
At the onset of this global pandemic, one of the unexpected dilemmas that authorities had to face was how they should handle health information. This was a novel predicament because of the convergence of two elements: an outbreak of unprecedented scale and contagiousness (by recent standards),...
May 06, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the work environment most companies and employees are accustomed to. With government guidelines on social distancing in effect, many brick-and-mortar businesses are now shifting to a remote workplace setup. Its basic premise: one doesn’t need to be...
May 04, 2020
No. 20-09 4 May 2020 NEWS | An online game's security breach leaves account details of users exposed 18 Apr 2020   CANADA – Webkinz, a Canada based online...

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