University Data Protection Office Blog

September 24, 2020
Many studies have been done and articles written about the privacy risks children are exposed to when they go online. Those risks are why parents closely monitor their children’s activities over the internet and caution them against disclosing too much personal information. Parents expect the...
September 23, 2020
This Tuesday, September 8, the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA) — the country’s comprehensive data protection law — will be eight years old, counted from the day it actually came into effect. The following day, September 9, the statute’s Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) will also...
September 22, 2020
Calling out people for bad behavior has become a trend on social media in recent years. One of the ways this online form of mob justice operates is through doxing.   Doxing is defined as “the internet-based practice of researching and publicly broadcasting private or identifying...
September 21, 2020
No. 20-18 21 Sep 2020 NEWS | Schools are turning to surveillance technology to monitor students' temperature 1 Sep 2020   USA — To monitor...
September 13, 2020
The University Data Protection Office, (UDPO) in coordination with the Office of the Vice President for Administration and Human Resources (OVPAHR), recently held a two-day webinar on data privacy for the Ateneo de Manila University’s central administration offices. Bannering the title, “Data...
August 24, 2020
No. 20-16 24 Aug 2020 NEWS | Class-action lawsuit filed against Tiktok for allegedly stealing minors' data 4 Aug 2020   UNITED STATES – More than 70...
August 06, 2020
No. 20-15 6 Aug 2020 NEWS | New York bans use of facial recognition tech in schools until 2022 24 July 2020   UNITED STATES – New York lawmakers passed...
August 05, 2020
While countries are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, they are forced to face another crisis—a sudden surge in cybercrimes. Since a lot of businesses and transactions have transitioned online, instances of fraud—some of them taking advantage of the public crisis—have increased worldwide,...
July 27, 2020
When the number of COVID-19 cases began to rise in March, Congressman Eric Go Yap announced that he had tested positive for the disease. This prompted the solon to issue a public apology, specifically to the people he interacted with at meetings he attended before he received his results....
July 24, 2020
No. 20-14 24 Jul 2020 NEWS | China to criminalize college exam fraud after identity thefts 11 July 2020   CHINA –  This year, more than 10...

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