The concept of data privacy may sound esoteric, but it affects much of our lives today, from the way we work, conduct business, and communicate with one another online. This goes especially for those of us in the academe. In this issue, the UP Forum delves into the intricacies of data privacy and Republic Act 10173 or the Data Privacy Act of 2012, and what these mean for the UP Community and for ordinary individuals.
While the right to privacy and invasion of privacy have been the topics of national conversations involving data leaks from celebrities or politicians, the idea of privacy itself remains abstract among many.
In this feature, Data Privacy Deputy Commissioner Dino Aguirre discusses the concept of privacy and how it applies in the academe.
The UP Forum was created to serve as a venue for University-focused and University-related think pieces. Appearing quarterly, it’s different from a newsletter or a research journal; it was meant to talk about issues important to the University community—not just the faculty or administration, but also the students, the staff, and even the campus […]
Revisit the history and evolution of UP’s College of Liberal Arts, written by UP professor and award-winning fictionist Silvino Epistola.
UP’s elevation by law to the country’s national university has added to its already weighty responsibility to serve the country and its people. Professor emeritus Randy David explains how.
Background Mindanao is home to diverse communities, with 13 ethno-linguistic groups and around 30 Lumad groups. Of its total population of 25.73 million, some 18 percent are Muslims and approximately 5 percent are Lumad; the rest are migrants and their descendants. Females comprise half of the population. Hence, by sheer number, women are a […]
By heeding the call to serve, UP College of Home Economics’ Interior Design students, led by Prof. Adelaida Mayo, prove that Interior Design is not just for elitists. Read more here.
Philippine sovereignty over its national territory continues to be a thorny and contentious issue. Take a look back at the history and legal framework of the Philippines’ territorial claims presented by Atty. Jay Batongbacal.
Take a look at some of the data showing the plight of Filipino workers, factors that compel thousands daily to leave the country for jobs abroad, and their proposed solutions to identified problems.
UP takes pride in being a haven of liberalism, open-mindedness and independent thinking, but it is still no stranger to instances of discrimination and harassment. Here is a brief snapshot of life in UP for members of the LGBTQ community.