University Data Protection Office Blog

February 03, 2021
No. 21-01  3 Feb 2021 FEATURE | Teaching children about data privacy and fake news through books 21 December 2020   MANILA – Filipino online bookstore,...
February 02, 2021
Last week, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Information Exchange posted on its Facebook page a list of “some of the UP students who became NPA. (Died or Captured)”. Whoever was behind the material made no attempt to prove or substantiate the claim. Many of those on the list have...
December 18, 2020
No. 20-24  18 Dec 2020 NEWS | Leaked source code raises questions re: evaluation by schools of test-monitoring software 10 December 2020   UNITED...
December 09, 2020
No. 20-23 9 Dec 2020 FEATURE | Student surveillance and privacy protection in the age of e-learning 19 November 2020   UNITED STATES —The shift by schools...
December 02, 2020
Last November 26, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases mandated the use of the Staysafe.ph among all national government agencies and offices, including local government units (LGUs). Staysafe.ph is supposed to be the Philippine government’s...
November 30, 2020
The National Privacy Commission (NPC) released another issuance last week. This time it’s an Advisory and it’s about closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems in public or semi-public areas. That first detail is critical and here’s why: circulars actually prescribe rules and...
November 24, 2020
[NOTE: Earlier this month, when I was asked to discuss the state of privacy in the digital environment, I focused on the risks it is exposed to whenever people log on to the Web. Since I believe the conversation is a crucial one, I am reproducing here the gist of what I said.] If we’re going...
November 18, 2020
No. 20-22 18 Nov 2020 FEATURE | Protecting your security and privacy during remote learning 10 November 2020   PHILIPPINES — The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic...
November 17, 2020
Missent emails are one of the most common sources of security incidents in the workplace. According to software company Tessian, as many as 177 emails per year are sent to the wrong person in small and medium-sized businesses.[1] For large enterprises (i.e., 10,000 employees or more), their...
November 16, 2020
It was probably around twenty years ago that the internet really took over the world. Technology companies emerged either to provide new services, or to improve existing ones by offering them in a different medium. Today, people spend an enormous amount of time on the internet to take advantage...

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