After getting flak for saying that the current Internet speed at 3 to 7Mbps is “not so bad”, Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) secretary Gregorio Honasan II acknowledged that the country should aim for a higher standard.
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Dito also brushed off suspicions that China has control of the new telco, which is majority-owned by Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy, a close friend of President Duterte.
Among the guidelines contained in Advisory No. 2020-1 that the Data Privacy Council Education Sector issued recently is that schools must consider getting the consent of the parent or legal guardian of students below 18 years old before webcam-supported online discussions are recorded.
At least three of the tower companies that were given permits are Chinese-owned firms despite current concerns on national security.
Iligan City representative Frederick Siao said in a statement that electric scooters can be deadly if the driver is irresponsible or incompetent.
The newly-signed “Bayanihan to Recover as One Act” contains a provision which temporarily suspends most permits for the installation and operation of cell towers in the country within the next three years.
The statement comes in light of inquiries and information communicated to National Privacy Commission that private establishments as well as some government agencies collect signatures and other personal data that are immaterial in contact-tracing efforts.
A reliable source told Newsbytes.PH that former police officer Cesar Mancao has been appointed as executive director of the Cybercrime Investigation and Coordination Center (CICC).