University Data Protection Office Blog

May 03, 2019
  The main thrust of data privacy is to empower data subjects in exercising their rights over their personal data. But as with any other right, it is not absolute and must be measured against other social values necessary for a democratic society to function, including the right...
May 03, 2019
No. 19-08 3 May 2019 NEWS | Irish privacy watchdog says schools wrong to ban parents for taking photos at communions or sports days 'because of GDPR' 17 April 2019   IRELAND – Ireland’s Data...
April 29, 2019
That personal data is retained only for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purpose/s of its processing is one of the key data privacy principles enshrined in the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA). It is anchored on the notion of proportionality (i.e., collection, use, or processing...
April 26, 2019
No. 19-07 26 April 2019 NEWS | Philippine military probes reported breach of its database 3 April 2019   PHILIPPINES—The database of the Philippine Army was reportedly hacked and exposed the...
April 22, 2019
Enhanced public service delivery is one of many factors that drive every government’s data collection activities. In a typical scenario, a person who wishes to avail of a certain government service is required to present various documents for identification purposes. The government wants...
April 11, 2019
We live in an era when 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 Republic Act No...
April 10, 2019
Debates on the right to privacy have been around for some time. There is one critical detail, though, that people often forget to consider in such discussions: culture. In my previous article, I argued how privacy, as a concept, seems to be in a state of disarray. Already a complex...
April 10, 2019
Because of the large number of unbanked Filipinos, the constant demand for instant cash, and the prevailing financing gaps in the local economy, it should come as no surprise that online lending platforms have seamlessly found their way into the domestic market. Thanks to them, people...
April 02, 2019
No. 19-06 2 April 2019 NEWS | China high school uses surveillance bracelets to monitor student behavior and location   17 March 2019   CHINA – Students in a high school in...
March 30, 2019
A clear indication of society’s steady march towards the digital revolution is the incorporation of data-intensive technologies in urban spaces. In large scale applications, this has resulted in the concept of smart cities (also, intelligent or cognitive cities). One of the ways in...

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