The first volume in the Profiles and Breakthroughs series of the UP Forum magazine is a collection of some of the best feature articles first published in the UP System website that focus on either a significant scientific or health-related breakthrough or project by UP researchers or a profile of a notable member of the UP Community contributing to the advancement of society through research in science, technology and the medical arts or through outstanding public service.

  Gensela L. Lacambacal Records Officer V Chief, Medical Records Division Philippine General Hospital UP Manila The Medical Records Division of the Philippine General Hospital is aware of Republic Act 10173, also known as the Data Privacy Act of 2012, and is strictly complying with it. As Personal Information Controller relating to health care records, […]

UP Manila leads constituent universities in establishing their own research ethics boards to harmonize research protocols and ensure ethical–including data privacy–compliance of all university research.

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.