University Data Protection Office Blog

September 22, 2020
Calling out people for bad behavior has become a trend on social media in recent years. One of the ways this online form of mob justice operates is through doxing.   Doxing is defined as “the internet-based practice of researching and publicly broadcasting private or identifying...
September 21, 2020
No. 20-17 21 Sep 2020 NEWS | Schools are turning to surveillance technology to monitor students' temperature 1 Sep 2020   USA — To monitor...
September 13, 2020
The University Data Protection Office, (UDPO) in coordination with the Office of the Vice President for Administration and Human Resources (OVPAHR), recently held a two-day webinar on data privacy for the Ateneo de Manila University’s central administration offices. Bannering the title, “Data...
August 24, 2020
No. 20-16 24 Aug 2020 NEWS | Class-action lawsuit filed against Tiktok for allegedly stealing minors' data 4 Aug 2020   UNITED STATES – More than 70...
August 06, 2020
No. 20-15 6 Aug 2020 NEWS | New York bans use of facial recognition tech in schools until 2022 24 July 2020   UNITED STATES – New York lawmakers passed...
August 05, 2020
While countries are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, they are forced to face another crisis—a sudden surge in cybercrimes. Since a lot of businesses and transactions have transitioned online, instances of fraud—some of them taking advantage of the public crisis—have increased worldwide,...
July 27, 2020
When the number of COVID-19 cases began to rise in March, Congressman Eric Go Yap announced that he had tested positive for the disease. This prompted the solon to issue a public apology, specifically to the people he interacted with at meetings he attended before he received his results....
July 24, 2020
No. 20-14 24 Jul 2020 NEWS | China to criminalize college exam fraud after identity thefts 11 July 2020   CHINA –  This year, more than 10...
July 23, 2020
Public discourse centered of late on the supposed deaths of a number of high-profile inmates at the New Bilibid Prison, which officers of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) attributed to the Covid-19 disease. Many consider the surrounding circumstances suspicious, since many of the...
July 16, 2020
A couple of weeks ago, the Pep Squad coach of a certain UAAP school complained of an experience involving the improper use of her personal information. She narrated how she received a call from a complete stranger the same day she filled out information sheets on public utility...

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