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June 12, 2019

Today, while trawling the internet--as one does on a non-working holiday--I came across this digital security bingo from AccessNow (follow them on Twitter @accessnow).

You can use it as an ice-breaker for a privacy learning session or other related activity at your orga...

May 1, 2019

Hello. It's been sometime since my last post. I've used my time away to revisit how I will be using this website moving forward, as I step back from privacy consulting.

I've decided to maintain my website and keep blogging mainly about privacy, but also on developments...

September 13, 2018

Yesterday, a data breach complaint was filed with several data protection authorities in the European Union by Dr Johnny Ryan of Brave (the private web browser); Jim Killock, Executive Director of the Open Rights Group; and Michael Veale of University College London. A...

September 11, 2018

I read the news reports yesterday where Defense Secretary Lorenzana admitted to giving Solicitor General Calida the amnesty files of Senator Trillanes and the hundreds of other soldiers who availed of the amnesty in 2011. In the same news reports, Secretary Lorenzana s...

August 31, 2018

I read all of the National Privacy Commission's Advisory Opinions so you don't have to. And I am sharing the cheat sheet to the more important ones.

The slides are actually my presentation for the First Multi-Functional Data Privacy Summit organized by IAM Consultancy S...

June 26, 2018

[ETA: The NPC has released the updated/revised guidelines. Here's the link to the issuance.]

Earlier this week, the National Privacy Commission released NPC Advisory No. 2018-01 (Guidelines on Security Incident and Personal Data Breach Reportorial Requirements). The iss...

May 24, 2018

What's good: The cookies are classified, with the names of the providers, purpose for tracking, and expiry spelled out. 

What's bad: Despite stating that only 9 cookies are absolutely necessary to keep the website working as it should, BusinessMirror still fails to prov...

May 4, 2018

I came across this tweet and thought I'd share it with you.

 My notes:

  1. I would put a second sentence stating in brief the purpose/s for sharing information.

  2. I would put two buttons at the bottom: "Share" and "Don't Share."

  3. I would put a link saying "Learn M...

March 29, 2018

[Updated as of 02 April 2018.]

In discussions online and offline, talk of Data Privacy Act compliance invariably leads to observations on the delicate balancing act between privacy and usability. I agree that privacy may prove to be one of the biggest UX design challeng...

March 28, 2018

If there's one good thing about the Cambridge Analytics fallout, it's that people have now become more aware of their privacy rights. Now, when privacy advocates start talking about how internet platforms collect and store so much of their users' personal data, people...

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