University Data Protection Office Blog

May 20, 2019
There is currently a number of emerging discussions relating the topic of gender to the fields of privacy and data protection. This is probably because, for many privacy experts and scholars, women and members of the LGBTQIA+ community are among the most vulnerable populations to...
May 20, 2019
Facial recognition systems enable the identification of individuals by examining the elements of a person’s face and matching them against images and other data already stored in a database.  The use of these systems is fast becoming a staple in science fiction movies. A...
May 16, 2019
No. 19-09 16 May 2019 NEWS | Do CCTV cameras in classrooms violate the right to privacy? Supreme Court to decide 10 May 2019   DELHI, INDIA – The Supreme Court of...
May 06, 2019
  PASAY CITY — The University Data Protection Office (UDPO), represented by one of its Compliance Officers for Privacy (COP), Sharifah Aine Datu Tambuyung, was recognized recently for passing Levels 1 and 2 of Data Protection Officer Accountability, Compliance, and Ethics (DPO...
May 04, 2019
In less than three months, I will have been a data protection officer (DPO) for two full years. It is a role I did not foresee I’d assume back when I was still with the National Privacy Commission — certainly not while I led the drafting of the agency’s actual issuance on DPOs....
May 03, 2019
  The main thrust of data privacy is to empower data subjects in exercising their rights over their personal data. But as with any other right, it is not absolute and must be measured against other social values necessary for a democratic society to function, including the right...
May 03, 2019
No. 19-08 3 May 2019 NEWS | Irish privacy watchdog says schools wrong to ban parents for taking photos at communions or sports days 'because of GDPR' 17 April 2019   IRELAND – Ireland’s Data...
April 29, 2019
That personal data is retained only for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purpose/s of its processing is one of the key data privacy principles enshrined in the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA). It is anchored on the notion of proportionality (i.e., collection, use, or processing...
April 26, 2019
No. 19-07 26 April 2019 NEWS | Philippine military probes reported breach of its database 3 April 2019   PHILIPPINES—The database of the Philippine Army was reportedly hacked and exposed the...
April 22, 2019
Enhanced public service delivery is one of many factors that drive every government’s data collection activities. In a typical scenario, a person who wishes to avail of a certain government service is required to present various documents for identification purposes. The government wants...

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