Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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An individual’s personal information identifies him and reveals who he is. Being aware of data privacy can help protect personal information from leakage. However, awareness is not enough. Conscious effort to understand and familiarize one’s self on the provisions of data privacy should also be exerted to guarantee safety. The study used mixed methods of research on the knowledge of stakeholders and practice of the library and librarians on Philippine Data Privacy Act (DPA) of 2012 using a researcher-made questionnaire. The data were determined by computing the frequencies and percent values of the “Yes” responses of the 115 library stakeholders of Saint Mary’s University. It was found that despite the library stakeholders’ great knowledge of the DPA, they also exhibited insufficient knowledge on some provisions. In addition, the library exhibited great practice and compliance to the DPA, however, there is a need to improve those provisions with poor practices.