University Data Protection Office Blog

November 13, 2019
The holidays are fast approaching and some of you may already be done with your shopping lists. If so, then good for you because shopping for gifts is one of the most tedious activities during the holidays! Lucky for us, the internet has revolutionized the way we do things—including shopping—...
November 05, 2019
No. 19-18 5 November 2019 NEWS | Schools in Vermont to monitor children's online activities 16 October 2019 USA –Vermont schools are hiring firms to monitor their students’ online...
October 31, 2019
Dealing with data breaches and other types of security incidents is becoming a day-to-day struggle for many organizations. Their prevalence has increased significantly over time, resulting in financial and reputational damage to many organizations and even individuals. What’s interesting is...
October 25, 2019
Technology changes the way we do things and everyone, regardless of age, is affected. The youth, in particular, now spend a lot of their time with their digital devices, usually while connected to the internet. Unfortunately, they are not mindful of the danger and privacy risks they regularly...
October 24, 2019
Courtesy of the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA), every individual is now entitled to certain rights with respect to his or her personal data. One such right is the right to data portability, which essentially allows one to obtain a copy of his or her personal data in a commonly used...
October 23, 2019
Maybe you’re looking for love in the wrong places? While this advice has been thrown around in reference to physical places, it might as well apply to the use of dating apps, given the way they collect and use people’s personal data. How much are people willing to risk, especially in terms of...
October 21, 2019
Have you ever wondered what happens to your personal data after collection? Find out what are the six stages of the Data Life Cycle and how personal data may be kept secure in each.
October 21, 2019
No. 19-17 21 October 2019 FEATURE | #CyberSmart Caravan arms teachers with cybersecurity skills 7 October 2019 MANILA — Smart Communications Inc. gathered experts on cybersecurity,...
October 07, 2019
No. 19-16 07 October 2019 NEWS | School systems down as they become victims of another cyberattack 25 September 2019 USA — The Northshore school district...
October 02, 2019
  In recent years, there have been numerous high-profile cyber-attacks and data breaches involving school systems around the world. Due to these incidents, thousands (sometimes, even millions) of records belonging to students, parents, alumni, donors, and school employees have been...

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