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CNU educators acquired knowledge on data privacy through an in-service training that was attended by all faculty members in the University.

The training on Data Privacy in Higher Education Institutions was held last January 7 and 8 at the Tandang Sora Hall. The first day was attended by teachers from the College of Teacher Education (CTE), College of Nursing (CN), and CNU Balamban campus, while the second day was attended by educators from the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and CNU Medellin campus.  

It was conducted by the office of the Vice-President for Academic Affairs (VPAA).

VPAA Dr. Daisy Palompon said that the gathering aims to add more inputs on data privacy to educators who are exposed to different information sharing and who come in contact with sensitive information that are shared in different social media platforms.

Palompon also said that the in-service training would also serve as a springboard for CNU faculty members to implement the data privacy operations or systems in the University.

Atty. Rey Cris Panugaling, Attorney IV and Head of the Office of Strategy Management of Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC), and Human Resource Director and Data Protection Officer of University of Cebu Medical Center (UCMed), Inc., graced the event as a guest lecturer to impart knowledge and awareness on the Data Privacy Act (DPA) of 2012 to the faculty members of his alma mater. He gave a background briefer and overview of DPA, and discussed the rights of data subjects, general obligations, the five pillars of data privacy accountability and compliance, and data privacy threats and best practices.

The same seminar on DPA was also given to CNU non-teaching staff on February 7, 2020 which was organized by the Office of Quality Assurance in coordination with the Office of the Chief Administrative Office and Data Privacy Office. (JDF)

Updated as of February 10, 2020

This article was first published online on January 9, 2020 

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