University Data Protection Office Blog

September 03, 2021
Filipinos have long been known to be prolific users of social media, even before work-from-home arrangements became popular as a result of this ongoing pandemic. But when a lot of employees were laid off from work, because of this public health crisis, the number of people who turned to social...
September 02, 2021
After more than a year and a half into this pandemic, be honest: have you ever grown tired of filling up contract tracing forms or apps by this time? Do you ever feel like you’re only doing it to comply (and not really because you believe it’s useful)? Have you ever asked yourself: where will...
September 01, 2021
The surest and easiest way to process personal data in a lawful manner is to obtain first the consent of the person whose information you are about to process. We’ve all heard this statement many times, even from some so-called privacy experts. Unfortunately, less than half of it is true...
August 25, 2021
No. 21-12  25 Aug 2021 NEWS | Children's activity book on digital responsibility awarded as the Privacy Initiative of 2021 8 Jun 2021  ...
August 24, 2021
No. 21-16  24 Aug 2021 NEWS | BSP-supervised financial institutions advised to strengthen data protection measures 8 Aug 2021   PHILIPPINES — The...
August 23, 2021
If your organization has peers based in the European Union (EU) and their relationship involves the transfer of personal data originating from that region, you should take note of the new set of standard contractual clauses (SCCs) adopted last June by the European Commission (EC). While you’...
August 23, 2021
No. 21-15  23 Aug 2021 FEATURE | School posts on Facebook could threaten privacy of students 18 Jul 2021   UNITED STATES – Facebook posts of...
August 13, 2021
No. 21-14  13 Aug 2021 NEWS | London University targeted by hackers 13 Jul 2021   LONDON – A University in London has been a target of Iranian hackers....
August 09, 2021
The implementation of the country’s national ID system is only now starting to gain momentum. This is because, despite the passage of its enabling law in 2018, it’s been nothing but setbacks and delays for the project, one after the other, caused by a range of distinct but sometimes related...
August 06, 2021
No. 21-13 6 Aug 2021 NEWS | PH privacy watchdog touts new...

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