Frequently Asked Questions on Data Privacy
What is the Data Privacy Act of 2012?
What is personal data?
What is personal information?
What is sensitive personal information?
a) About your race, ethnic origin, marital status, age, color, affiliations (i.e., religious, philosophical or political), health, education, genetic or sexual life;
b) Of any proceeding for any offense committed or allegedly committed, the disposal of such proceedings, or the sentence of any court in such proceedings;
c) Issued by government agencies peculiar to you (e.g., social security numbers, health records, licenses or its denials, suspension or revocation, tax returns, etc.); and
d) Specifically established to be kept classified by an executive order or act of Congress.
What is privileged information?
a) Any communication shared in confidence between husband and wife;
b) Any communication or advice between an attorney and a client;
c) Any advice or treatment given, or any information acquired by a doctor from a patient;
d) Any confession made by a person to a minister or priest, as well as any advice subsequently given to that person;
e) Communication made to a public officer in official confidence.
Does the difference between personal information and sensitive personal information matter?
Who are data subjects?
What is a personal information controller?
What is a personal information processor?
What are your rights as a Data Subject of the University?
• Right to be informed that your personal data will be or is being processed;
• Right to reasonable access to your personal data being processed by the personal data controller or personal data processor;
• Right to dispute the inaccuracy or error in the personal data;
• Right to request the suspension, withdrawal, blocking, removal or destruction of personal data; and
• Right to complain and be indemnified for any damages sustained due to inaccurate, incomplete, outdated, false, unlawfully obtained or unauthorized use of personal data.
Why is there a need to protect your personal data?
How does the University protect your personal information?
Is there a government agency to administer and implement the provisions of the Act?
UV DATA PROTECTION OFFICE
Phone : (032) 255-2434 / (032) 416-8226
Email : [email protected]
Mail : Data Protection Office, 2nd Floor Inday Pining Building, University of the Visayas, Colon Street, Cebu City
If you have concerns, inquiries, complaints, or would like to report a security incident to us, you may download our Contact Form and email us. Or you may use our Data Privacy Contact Form via Google Forms.