‘Future-proofing’ ng SIM card registration bill inihirit ng NPC

‘Future-proofing’ ng SIM card registration bill inihirit ng NPC

September 7, 2022 @ 5:48 PM 3 weeks ago


MANILA, Philippines- Hinikayat ng privacy watchdog ng bansa nitong Miyerkules ang Kamara na gawing i-future-proof ang panukala sa rehistrasyon ng SIM cards.

Ayon kay National Privacy Commission deputy commissioner Leandro Aguirre, kapag walang future-proofing, hindi mapipigilan ang text scam.

Halimbawa, ang SMS spoofing, isang uri ng scam kung saan nagpapanggap ang perpetrator bilang opisyal o authentic business entity upang makapanlinlang ng biktima, ay maaari umanong gawin sa ibang bansa.

“These are things that will not be directly addressed by the SIM card registration. So, I hope Congress considers sort of future proofing the bill because if we forced the registration of SIM cards, people will just switch to some other method that will not actually be covered by the bill,” ani Aguirre.

Suportado ng privacy watchdog ang SIM card registration bill dahil “it has a lot of benefits”. Inaprubahan ng House Committee on Information and Communications Technology ang panukala nitong Lunes.

“The only concern of the National Privacy Commission is ensuring that the collection and processing of personal information is protected,” sabi ni Aguirre.

“It will certainly help. I think that’s something we can admit it,” sabi pa niya. “But if people think once we have the SIM card registration, it will be easy to identify automatically who does the sending. I think that may not actually be true.”

Inihayag din ng privacy watchdog na malabong ang data aggregators ang source ng smishing messages na naglalaman ng pangalan ng recipient.

“The NPC, through its Complaints and Investigation Division, has observed from the smishing reports it received, that the smishing messages appear to have been sent using specific mobile numbers registered to certain texting services,” sabi ng ahensya.

“Contrary to a P2P transmission, data aggregators use an application-to-phone (A2P) transmission. The messages received through this transmission will not appear to have come from specific mobile numbers, instead, it will come from a sender that has SMS ID,” dagdag ng NPC.

Na-block na ng telecommunication companies ang natukoy na mobile numbers na nagpadala ng smishing messages at patuloy na bina-block ang mga numero na nagpapadala ng malicious URL links na may kaugnayan sa smishing, base pa sa NPC. RNT/SA