University Data Protection Office Blog

November 13, 2018
Reports of data breach incidents have become more common these past few years. Numerous companies— including social media platforms, government agencies, health service providers, and financial institutions—suffered data breaches that compromised the personal data of millions of...
November 06, 2018
No. 15 6 November 2018 NEWS | New Confidentiality Laws Facilitate School Safety Improvements 24 October 2018   UNITED STATES – Certain records and documents concerning school safety will be...
October 30, 2018
    We live in an era where personal data is so valuable that many business models and economies are now actually built around its collection and use. To prevent or at least discourage abuse, governments develop laws that aim to regulate this phenomenon. The Philippines has...
October 29, 2018
No. 14 29 October 2018 NEWS | 600 Library computers affected by “Emotet” virus   6 October 2018   USA – Around 600 Anne Aroundel County Library computers were exposed to a virus called...
October 29, 2018
In today’s online world, various applications and social media platforms have been developed and are made easily available for public use. With their entry into the mainstream, together with activities like online selling and video blogging, vast amounts of information—specifically,...
October 23, 2018
In a previous article, I listed down important reasons why an organization engaged in the processing of personal data should conduct a privacy impact assessment (PIA). For this one, I identify a couple of things an organization can do to jumpstart its PIA preparations. Carrying...
October 22, 2018
The advent of data protection regimes has led to the proliferation of the misguided notion that consent is not always required for data collection. Indeed, while active consent is highlighted in data protection laws like the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and our very own...
October 16, 2018
No. 13 16 October 2018 NEWS | Students ‘pay’ for coffee with personal data 4 October 2018   College students get a cup of coffee for free from a Japanese-owned coffee shop in exchange...
October 05, 2018
And so it has come to pass that the country will have its own national ID system, with President Duterte signing the Philippine Identification System Act into law on August 6 this year. Thereafter, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), together with the PhilSys Policy and Coordination...
September 28, 2018
No. 12 28 September 2018 FEATURE | Data-Privacy Questions From Parents That Schools Should Be Ready to Answer 11 September 2018 WASHINGTON, U.S. – Future of Privacy Forum, a think tank...

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