SIM Card Registration Law officially signed
The Subscriber Identity Module or SIM Card Registration Law is now an official law today after it has been signed by President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos today!
The signing of the law was held at the Ceremonial Hall of Malacañang with notable government officials bearing witness to the event. The law, formally known as Republic Act 11934 was created to help end crimes using the platform such as online and text scams through the regulation of the sale of SIM cards.
Marcos is optimistic that the law will help curb crimes committed through the use of unregistered SIM cards.
“We will soon be able to provide law enforcement agencies with the tools needed to resolve crimes perpetrated with the use of these SIM cards, as well as providing a strong deterrence against the commission of wrongdoing,” Marcos said.
“Crucially as well, included in this crucial piece of legislation are provisions that make paramount the protection of confidentiality and data privacy rights of subscribers, which shall begin to take effect at the point of sale,” he added.
The President ensured that any information in the SIM registration shall be treated as “absolutely confidential, unless access to this information has been granted by the written consent of the subscriber.”
Marcos also added in his speech that the public need not worry about privacy leaks because the registration will be treated with absolute confidentiality “unless access to this information has been granted by the written consent of the subscriber.”
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