“No personal and technical data breach happened.” This is the finding of the University of the Philippines Cebu Data Privacy Officer following an investigation in response to reports of an alleged data breach in the local student evaluation on teaching (SET) system, which led to a list of names and login credentials of UP Cebu students being posted online.

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.