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Makabayan bloc seeks House probe into StaySafe's data privacy issues

Jul 02, 2020 - 12:07 PM

'From the process of selection, effectivity, and data privacy, the interests of the Filipino people are put to great risk,' say progressive lawmakers pushing for the investigation

Unauthorized disclosure of COVID-19 patients’ identities continues

Jun 28, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Privacy breaches are committed by health workers, local government units, ordinary citizens, says the National Privacy Commission, which is investigating cases

Google tightens privacy settings for new users

Jun 25, 2020 - 4:33 PM

'We believe that products should keep your information for only as long as it's useful and helpful to you,' Google CEO Sundar Pichai says in a blog post

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[OPINYON] App, app, and away!

Jun 23, 2020 - 7:55 AM

Naniniwala akong kahit anong warning ng mga eksperto, hangga’t hindi inabuso ang data natin, hangga’t malayo sa ating bituka, tuloy-tuloy ang paglipana at pagtangkilik sa mga app na ito

Google loses appeal against 50-million-euro French fine

Jun 20, 2020 - 8:58 AM

The Council of State, a French government body that is also the court of last resort for matters of administrative justice, confirms a 2019 ruling by the CNIL, the French data watchdog

[OPINYON] Hindi ito ang panahon para bumitaw ka sa Facebook

Jun 13, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Kung may kalokohang gagawin o ipo-post ang kapangalan mo, mabuting active ang iyong tunay na account. Madaling maipapakita sa sinumang praning na awtoridad na may bukod-tangi at pumipintig kang account. Buhay na buhay.

UP experts flag gaps in DOH coronavirus data

Jun 12, 2020 - 8:00 AM

If left unresolved, the lack of accurate and accessible data can undermine efforts to contain the spread of the virus, say the experts, who now work closely with the health department

QUARANTINE MEASURES. Workers sanitize and disinfect seats and handrails before letting commuters in the coaches at the MRT3 Taft Station in Pasay City on June 1, 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Task force orders StaySafe developer to give users' data to DOH

Jun 11, 2020 - 3:42 PM

IATF-EID warns it will revoke StaySafe's official status if the developer does not comply with new directives. Yet it was the task force itself that endorsed the app before it went through technical vetting.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds a meeting with members of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) at the Matina Enclaves in Davao City on June 4, 2020. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

StaySafe developer says Rio accusations 'unfair'

Jun 11, 2020 - 11:33 AM

But Multisys CEO David Almirol Jr admits technical and privacy assessments were not yet completed when the government adopted and promoted StaySafe

DLSU offers online data science course

Jun 10, 2020 - 6:40 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The online course is designed for professionals and students from various STEM and ABM backgrounds who want to upskill towards a data science career

Will Facebook dummy account probe look at govt too? DOJ says 'all angles'

Jun 08, 2020 - 8:01 PM

The DOJ promises it will not misuse user data that will be submitted to them in the course of an investigation


U.P. Cebu confirms data breach on its Student Evaluation on Teaching system

Jun 08, 2020 - 6:48 PM

The names and passwords to access a site used to let students rate the performance of their lecturers and professors are made public in the breach

Violence vs civilians reaching pre-pandemic levels in PH – report

Jun 06, 2020 - 10:24 AM

The military and police are responsible for almost half of the violent incidents, according to international conflict monitoring group ACLED

The family of Corporal Winston Ragos, the retired military man who died in the hands of the police, weeps as the former soldier is given a hero’s burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on Sunday, April 26, 2020. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

[PODCAST] Law of Duterte Land: Are extraordinary writs still effective in the time of Duterte?

Jun 02, 2020 - 10:26 PM

Listen to this podcast as we go back to 2007, parse the loopholes in the rules of these writs, and try to imagine where we are headed with the current Supreme Court

Arizona takes Google to court over location tracking

May 28, 2020 - 12:04 PM

'While Google users are led to believe they can opt-out of location tracking, the company exploits other avenues to invade personal privacy,' Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says

Qatar tracing app flaw exposed 1M users' data – Amnesty International

May 27, 2020 - 11:56 AM

Data exposed in the flaw includes users' ID numbers, location and infection status, vulnerable to hackers

CORONAVIRUS. A field hospital set up by Qatari authorities to treat people infected with the coronavirus Covid-19 is pictured here, dated May 11, 2020 in Doha. File photo by Karim Jaafar/AFP


[ANALYSIS] Have we flattened the curve?

May 20, 2020 - 12:00 PM

Forecasts are not evidence. They must be held against the unfolding reality. What does the preliminary evidence show?

Canada fines Facebook over misleading privacy claims

May 20, 2020 - 11:09 AM

Canada's competition watchdog says Facebook made Canadians believe that they were in control of their data while the company allowed data to be shared with 3rd party developers

FACEBOOK. In this photo illustration a Facebook feed page is displayed on a smartphone on March 25, 2020 in WArlington, Virginia.  Olivier Douliery/AFP


Data privacy musts while working from home

May 04, 2020 - 1:33 PM

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[OPINION] We are more than data, but we can’t even get the data right

May 01, 2020 - 2:54 PM

'These datasets aren’t just numbers; these are people'

Twitter offers data to researchers studying virus

Apr 30, 2020 - 9:04 AM

'Public conversation can help the world learn faster, solve problems better and realize we're all in this together,' Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says

JACK DORSEY. Photo by Prakash Singh/AFP


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Apr 29, 2020 - 2:09 PM

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Lessening data privacy risks in the work-from-home era according to an expert

Apr 27, 2020 - 6:34 PM

Kevin Shepherdson, CEO of data privacy platform solutions provider Straits Interactive, shares his advice for employers and employees on creating a safe working-from-home environment during the coronavirus crisis



Facebook adds location of posts to curb state-led manipulation

Apr 23, 2020 - 9:17 AM

The move seeks to give users more context and information about messages aimed at influencing politics


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Apr 18, 2020 - 7:40 PM

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Zoom under scrutiny in U.S. over privacy, porn hacks

Apr 01, 2020 - 9:30 AM

Some sessions are being 'Zoom-bombed' by porn, hate images, and threatening language

ZOOM. The Zoom video meeting and chat app has become the wildly popular host to millions of people working and studying from home during the coronavirus outbreak. Photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP


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Mar 31, 2020 - 6:38 PM

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Things to know before sharing others' personal info amid coronavirus outbreak

Mar 23, 2020 - 12:48 PM

The health department must continue performing its role and make that crucial call on what information is necessary to release to the public, says the National Privacy Commission

A DOH personnel checks body temperatures of motorists as policemen inspect their identification at a checkpoint along the boundary of Muntinlupa and San Pedro, Laguna during the start of the community quarantine on March 15, 2020. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Asia deploys innovative, if invasive, tech to curb virus

Mar 20, 2020 - 12:33 PM

Countries such as South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore make use of high-tech solutions to track the coronavirus

TRACKING BAND. On March 18, Hong Kong authorities began ordering all arrivals from overseas to wear electronic bracelets, connected to an app to mark your location, and two weeks self-quarantine. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP


Cathay Pacific fined by UK watchdog over massive data breach

Mar 05, 2020 - 3:01 PM

(UPDATED) The United Kingdom's Information Commissioner's Office orders Cathay Pacific to pay about $644,000 for 'failing to protect the security of its customers' personal data'

CATHAY PACIFIC DATA LEAK. In this file photo a Cathay Pacific airlines passenger plane prepares to take off from the international airport in Hong Kong. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

MGM Resorts faces lawsuit over breach exposing 10.6 million guests' data

Feb 24, 2020 - 5:43 PM

The personal details of hotel guests, which includes celebrities, government officials, tech CEOs, and reporters, are said to have been posted in a hacking forum

Google and Tinder probed over use of data in EU

Feb 05, 2020 - 11:07 AM

Regulators check if the companies have a 'valid legal basis for processing' user data


NPC suspends Grab's selfie, audio, video recording systems

Feb 05, 2020 - 11:05 AM

The National Privacy Commission says Grab 'did not sufficiently identify and assess the risks posed by these systems on the rights and freedoms' of its passengers

SUSPENDED. Grab's in-car audio and video recording were suspended 3 weeks into its pilot testing. Photo from Ana Sanchez's Facebook

SC decision allows 'coward' Duterte to hide behind OP – De Lima

Jan 23, 2020 - 5:15 PM

'I’ve always believed that the presidential immunity from suit is meant for the Office, not the man who abuses its powers and destroys its dignity,' says Senator Leila de Lima

ATTACK. President Rodrigo Duterte has chastised Senator Leila de Lima in several speeches in the past.

Duterte wins De Lima habeas data case at Supreme Court

Jan 22, 2020 - 3:41 PM

The Supreme Court unanimously rules that the President is immune from suit

China slams Xiaomi, tech giants for app privacy violations

Dec 20, 2019 - 8:21 PM

China, which amasses its own collection of personal data, has recently tightened its scrutiny of companies that gather data from consumers

HYPOCRISY? China itself required telecom operators to collect face scans when registering new phone users at offline outlets starting Sunday, December 1. Background image from Shutterstock

Facebook says investigating data exposure of 267 million users

Dec 20, 2019 - 11:21 AM

Revelation of the exposed data comes as the social network strives to rebuild trust and alleviate concerns over protection of people's information

DATA EXPOSED. A database of 267 million users' usernames, IDs, and phone numbers were made available for download on an online forum. Photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

Facebook says investigating data exposure of 267M users

Dec 20, 2019 - 11:20 AM

A website called Comparitech reports that the database was made available for download last week on an online hacker forum that apparently belonged to a crime group


Facebook worker payroll data stolen from car

Dec 14, 2019 - 10:09 AM

'This theft impacts current and former Facebook employees only and no Facebook user data was involved,' says the tech giant

DATA STOLEN. Facebook reports that data of its current and former employees have been stolen in an incident last month. AFP file photo

Facebook says ready for new California privacy law

Dec 13, 2019 - 12:20 PM

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will give internet users the right to see what data big tech companies collect about them and with whom it is shared

FACEBOOK. An illustration picture taken on March 22, 2018 in Paris shows a close-up of the Facebook logo in an eye. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP


TikTok sued in U.S. over alleged China data transfer

Dec 04, 2019 - 3:43 PM

A class-action lawsuit claims the app secretly vacuumed up and transferred private data to China in vast quantities

AFP Photo


Industry leaders ask the question: ‘How do you make a data-driven Philippines?’

Nov 27, 2019 - 2:19 PM

Over 150 industry leaders gathered for the country’s first-ever Data Leaders Summit

DLSU pioneers masters program on data protection in 2020

Nov 12, 2019 - 4:57 PM

The program will be for data protection officers and compliance, legal, and information security professionals, says De La Salle University

DATA PROTECTION. De La Salle University will launch a masters program on data protection in 2020.

In Duterte's wars vs criminality, are protective legal remedies weaker?

Nov 07, 2019 - 8:33 PM

The Court of Appeals refuses to act on the petition of Leyte 3rd District Representative Vicente Veloso to have his name stricken off President Duterte's narco list

NARCOLIST. Administration ally Representative Vicente Veloso is facing an administrative complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman after being included in President Rodrigo Duterte's narcolist. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Documents show Facebook controlling competitors with user data – report

Nov 07, 2019 - 12:11 PM

The documents show, for example, how Amazon received special data access after purchasing advertising on Facebook while an app called MessageMe was denied data after growing so large it became a competitor

ZUCKERBERG. Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee on "An Examination of Facebook and Its Impact on the Financial Services and Housing Sectors" in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC on October 23, 2019.  File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP


California says Facebook impeding privacy probe

Nov 07, 2019 - 11:39 AM

Facebook has failed to provide subpoenaed documents, says California's attorney general

FACEBOOK. A Facebook employee walks by a sign displaying the "like" sign at Facebook's corporate headquarters campus in Menlo Park, California. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


Snowden warns of Web giants' 'irresistible power'

Nov 05, 2019 - 10:51 AM

'The problem is not data protection, it's data collection' and the blind faith that internet users must have in the internet's masters, says whistleblower Ed Snowden

SNOWDEN. US whistleblower Edward Snowden holds a video-conference during the Web Summit in Lisbon on November 4, 2019. Photo by Carlos Costa/AFP


American man jailed in U.S. over Singapore HIV data leak

Sep 30, 2019 - 3:15 PM

Mikhy Farrera Brochez is convicted by a Kentucky court in June for trying to extort the Singapore government using the stolen data

Higher penalties now await bank account hackers, credit card skimmers

Sep 25, 2019 - 2:05 PM

Hacking a banking system can now land you in jail for life due to a new law imposing stiffer penalties for access device fraud

ATM FEES. The central bank now makes it possible for banks to adjust ATM fees, subject to their approval. Photo from Shutterstock