New national ID will monitor, record all your transactions


The Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) Act, which President Duterte signed on Aug. 6, provides for a single national identification system called "Phil ID," which collates citizens’ data in a centralized database. Under the law, the PSA will store a citizen’s common reference number, biometrics, voter’s ID, Philippine passport number, taxpayer’s identification number, PhilHealth number, Professional Regulation ID number, driver’s license number and other information. 

SOURCE: National ID not mandatory, but nonholders face woes – PSA exec By: Christine O. AvendaƱo, Julius N. Leonen - @inquirerdotnet Team Inquirer / 01:55 PM August 08, 2018 Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1018984/news-national-id-philippine-identification-system-act-philsys-lisa-grace-bersales-philippine-statistics-authority-psa#ixzz5Nf8KcBoL Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook
PRIVACY ISSUE: It's important to point out that the PhilSys will also record every instance you use your PhilID or PSN in a transaction, aside from any modification of personal information. Privacy experts have said this could lead to "dataveillance" or a comprehensive surveillance system that tracks a person's activities over an extended period.

SOURCE: National ID law: Here's the law, plus quick summary; Pia Ranada @piaranada; Published 12:02 PM, August 08, 2018 Updated 12:33 PM, August 08, 2018; https://www.rappler.com/nation/209083-national-id-law-summary

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