University Data Protection Office Blog

May 31, 2021
No. 21-10  31 May 2021 NEWS | sensitive legal documents under PH OSG's control exposed online 1 May 2021   PHILIPPINES — Around two months ago, a UK security...
May 21, 2021
No. 21-08 21 May 2021 NEWS | New Jersey school districts investigate cyberattacks  14 April 2021   UNITED STATES – Schools in Bernards and Hillsborough had...
May 20, 2021
The increased use of QR codes is among the many technological impacts of this COVID-19 pandemic. They have been employed by different institutions, businesses, and individuals for different purposes. Their widespread adoption is likely because most establishments nowadays—even churches—use them...
May 13, 2021
No. 21-09 13 May 2021 NEWS | Guevarra: 'Checking' profiles of community pantry organizersviolates privacy law 22 April 2021   MANILA – Justice Secretary...
May 12, 2021
A couple of days ago, I was notified by some colleagues about an interesting Advisory Opinion (AdOp) issued recently by the Privacy Policy Office of the National Privacy Commission. The AdOp deals with a very specific situation described by the inquiring party. Apparently, someone...
May 08, 2021
Have you ever requested records from your school that contain your personal data? If you have, they seem to handle it with ease, right? But, have you tried doing it from other institutions like government agencies and instrumentalities, banks, public utilities, and other private companies? If...
April 25, 2021
Protecting people’s personal data is an essential part of protecting their life, integrity, and dignity. This makes data protection a crucial part of humanitarian work. People in need of humanitarian action often belong to vulnerable groups — individuals who are already experiencing some...
April 19, 2021
No. 21-07 19 Apr 2021 NEWS | Anti-cheating software provokes privacy concerns among students 30 March 2021   CANADA – With more classes being done remotely,...
April 08, 2021
In my last two articles, I talked about the dangers surrounding government lists and the need for safeguards when it comes to the sharing or transfer of personal data, especially when state institutions are involved. I never imagined that, within weeks, the government would help...
March 28, 2021
Do those who have passed on to the next life still get to enjoy privacy? It’s a question that has surfaced a couple of times this past year, not necessarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic but because of events that have transpired in the midst of it. One of the more notable occasions took...

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