CCTV AND DATA PRIVACY

The usage of closed-circuit television (CCTV) nowadays became even more prevalent in the world of technology. Installing CCTVs aids in identifying future anomalies, provides people with the feeling of safety, and gives a long-term cost-effective solution to privacy and security concerns. CCTVs are tools which support safety and security of personal information controllers (PICs) andContinue reading “CCTV AND DATA PRIVACY”

School Children and Online Classes

School season is already starting. With the ‘new normal’ in place, there would be no physical classes, only online classes. That being said, there is a need for children to create their own accounts in whatever platform the school and teacher uses to facilitate learning. There is all the more reason to teach online privacyContinue reading “School Children and Online Classes”

Top 5 Facebook Privacy Tips and Tricks

Social media are websites and applications that enable users to create posts, share content, and even participate in social networking. It facilitates the sharing of content quickly, effectively, and in-real time. One of the most well-known social media platforms that we have is Facebook. Facebook builds technologies that give people the power to connect withContinue reading “Top 5 Facebook Privacy Tips and Tricks”

Understanding App Permissions

Permissions are the activities that the app can perform on your phone or device. These include access to your calendar, camera, contacts, microphone, phone, and even your location. The permissions asked by apps vary depending on the purpose where the data collected are to be used.  The following are some common app permissions as describedContinue reading “Understanding App Permissions”

True End-to-End Encryption

With the current situation of accounts being hacked and other poser accounts popping up, I decided to change my password for the better. As I was changing my password to further secure my many many, truly, may accounts. I’ve come across one platform I used which offers true end-to-end encryption (E2EE). First, what is E2EE?Continue reading “True End-to-End Encryption”

Data Protection v. Data Privacy

Understanding the term itself is the first step in order to be able to fully grasp its concept and how it is applied. Data Protection and Data Privacy, being synonymous to each other, are always most likely to be interchanged. However, no matter how interconnected these both are, the two have different meanings and applicationsContinue reading “Data Protection v. Data Privacy”

Tips for DPOs when Discussing Data Privacy

One of the functions of a Data Protection Officer (DPO) is to inform and cultivate awareness on privacy and data protection within the organization of the Personal Information Controller (PIC) or Personal Information Processor (PIP), including all relevant laws, rules and regulations and issuances of the National Privacy Commission (NPC).  Such task is not asContinue reading “Tips for DPOs when Discussing Data Privacy”

Creating a “Private Set-Up”

Nowadays, majority of people have access to the internet. The window to the world wide web, physically is our gadgets (be it our mobile devices, laptops or computers). But digitally, in order to access information in the internet, you most likely need a browser. Have you ever given a thought about the browser you use?Continue reading “Creating a “Private Set-Up””

Privacy and Personalization

In this day and age, in order to get the best out of the integration and connectivity of our laptop and mobile gadgets like cellphone and tablets, we opt to use one account to be used on all our gadgets. This facilitates easy access to our data stored in these accounts. An example of thisContinue reading “Privacy and Personalization”

Nothing to do During Community Quarantine?

So, you’ve already stocked up on food and supplies, made sure that everything is in order for the home quarantine period, and have no important pressing matters to attend to. What else can you do aside from aimlessly surfing the web? For those looking to pass the time during this home quarantine period, here areContinue reading “Nothing to do During Community Quarantine?”

5 Privacy Tips while Working from Home

In the Philippines, Republic Act No. 11165 was enacted by Congress to institutionalize telecommuting as an alternative work arrangement for employees in the private sector. “Telecommuting” refers to a work from an alternative workplace with the use of telecommunications and/or computer technologies. Said work arrangement may be offered by an employer in the private sectorContinue reading “5 Privacy Tips while Working from Home”