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DICT backs NTC in streamlining permits for fiber cable deployment

NTC is requesting concerned government agencies to streamline the permitting processes for fiber optic cables similar to Joint Memorandum Circular No.1 s. 2020 which streamlines the issuance of permits, licenses, and certificates for the construction of common towers.

Biz establishments warned against ‘repurposing’ of collected data

Repurposing personal data is punishable under the Data Privacy Act (DPA), the NPC said in an advisory issued on October 23 in response to complaints from citizens against business establishments over mishandling and misuse of contact-tracing data, such as a customer’s name, address, age, cellphone number and e-mail.

Gov’t agencies urged to adopt locally-developed mass transport technologies

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has called on government agencies to adopt available mass transportation technologies after Metro Manila ranked a dismal 49th out 50 Asia-Pacific cities in the Urban Mobility Readiness Index conducted by the Oliver Wyman Forum and University of California.

Diokno: No central bank digital currency within my term

Central banks around the world are now looking into central bank digital currency (CBDC) due in part to the digitalization of payments, with some pilot testing their own version of the currency.

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