University Data Protection Office Blog

February 10, 2020
The spread of disinformation is a rapidly growing problem that has resulted in massive deception, political and ethnic tensions, violence, a declining trust in journalism, and a clear and present threat to democratic societies. Despite its debilitating global impact (affecting at least 70...
February 06, 2020
  In several months’ time, the country’s data protection law—Republic Act No. 10173, also called the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA)—will be seven years old. Inform people of this fact, though, and most will probably say it doesn’t really feel like it. After all, it was only in 2016...
February 05, 2020
No. 20-03 5 February 2020 NEWS | Gambling companies use school data to boost online gambling among young 19 January 2020 UK — The Department of Education has discovered that a company has...
January 29, 2020
No. 20-02 29 January 2020 NEWS | Chandigarh school student's data being sold to coaching centers 7 January 2020 INDIA — Data of Chandigarh school students, including names and the contact number...
January 28, 2020
If you’re a privacy professional, a privacy advocate, or even if you’re just an individual who regularly shares personal information, here’s an interesting holiday to take note of: “Data Privacy Day” (or “Data Protection Day” in Europe). It’s celebrated annually, every 28th of January....
January 21, 2020
Widespread connectivity, cloud storage, portable devices, and the constantly increasing amount of data being handled by companies have made data security a critical part of any modern organization’s day-to-day concerns. This is because, along with these developments, the risk of experiencing...
January 20, 2020
Mobile devices have become an indispensable part of our lives. We use them when we want to access the news, log on to social networks, get directions, conduct online banking, monitor our health and wellness, and when we perform many other day-to-day activities. What makes all of these tasks...
January 08, 2020
No. 20-01 8 January 2020 NEWS | Health conditions of students exposed on screen during school assembly 16 December 2019 SCOTLAND – The names of 52 students with autistic spectrum disorder...
January 07, 2020
People are drowning in data and it keeps getting worse. More than two decades ago, in his book “DATA SMOG: Surviving the Information Glut” author David Shenk describes the problem of information overload or having too much information. According to Shenk, it was around the 1950s...
December 23, 2019
We all know how the Internet can be a very useful resource for information. A lesser known fact, though, is how it also poses a significant risk to its users, starting from the way it gathers (too much) information about them.   Take the case of personalized or targeted ads. There...

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