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The COVID-19 pandemic has made existing social inequalities even more pronounced, particularly when it comes to health care. The UP International Nursing and Healthcare Forum will tackle the “Consequences of Social Inequities in the COVID-19 Pandemic” inits upcoming 2020 Summer Webinar on Aug. 21 for US and Canada, and Aug. 22 for the Philippines.

“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.