House of Representatives Approves on 2nd reading bill Sim Card Registration
Manila, Philippines — The House of Representatives has approved on 2nd reading the measure requiring the registration of subscriber identification module (sim) cards. For the duration of its session on Wednesday, the lower chamber approved thru voice voting house bill no. 5793 or the “SIM card registration act” which seeks to help law enforcement companies music down lawless criminals who use mobile telephones with postpaid and pay-as-you-go SIM cards.
Underneath the measure, every public telecommunication entity (PTEs) or direct supplier shall require the give up the use of a sim card to give a legitimate identification with a photograph to check identification. The PTE or direct seller shall require the quit person to accomplish and sign a manage-numbered registration shape issued via the reputable PTE of the sim card purchased. All PTEs shall keep a sim card sign-in of their subscribers and update the Department of Information and technology communications (DICT) every six months. The degree likewise consists of a confidentiality clause which prohibits the disclosure of any facts of a subscriber, unless upon subpoena or lawful order shape a competent court docket or written request from law enforcement organization on the subject of ongoing research, that a specific range requested is used in the fee of a criminal offense.