University Data Protection Office Blog

December 02, 2020
Last November 26, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases mandated the use of the Staysafe.ph among all national government agencies and offices, including local government units (LGUs). Staysafe.ph is supposed to be the Philippine government’s...
November 30, 2020
The National Privacy Commission (NPC) released another issuance last week. This time it’s an Advisory and it’s about closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems in public or semi-public areas. That first detail is critical and here’s why: circulars actually prescribe rules and...
November 24, 2020
[NOTE: Earlier this month, when I was asked to discuss the state of privacy in the digital environment, I focused on the risks it is exposed to whenever people log on to the Web. Since I believe the conversation is a crucial one, I am reproducing here the gist of what I said.] If we’re going...
November 18, 2020
No. 20-22 18 Nov 2020 FEATURE | Protecting your security and privacy during remote learning 10 November 2020   PHILIPPINES — The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic...
November 17, 2020
Missent emails are one of the most common sources of security incidents in the workplace. According to software company Tessian, as many as 177 emails per year are sent to the wrong person in small and medium-sized businesses.[1] For large enterprises (i.e., 10,000 employees or more), their...
November 16, 2020
It was probably around twenty years ago that the internet really took over the world. Technology companies emerged either to provide new services, or to improve existing ones by offering them in a different medium. Today, people spend an enormous amount of time on the internet to take advantage...
November 09, 2020
No. 20-21  9 Nov 2020 FEATURE | Report: Distance learning amplifies need for focus on student data privacy 23 October 2020   UNITED STATES – Almost...
October 30, 2020
Most recently, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) came out with a policy aimed at addressing the problems associated with online money-lending applications (“lending apps”). A timely but ambitious effort, given the complex nature of the data processing systems involved.  ...
October 26, 2020
No. 20-20  26 Oct 2020 NEWS | ICO: Department for Education in "direct breach" of data protection law 7 October 2020   EUROPE – As per the outcome...
October 24, 2020
The National Privacy Commission (NPC) announced recently it was looking into reports involving the misuse and mishandling of data collected by businesses for contact tracing purposes. With its probe still pending, the agency gave out some initial advice, as has been its practice. It...

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