President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. signed the SIM Card Registration Act (SCRA) as his first law, mandating the public to register their SIM with their telco companies to allegedly fight text scams. However, IT experts and progressives decry the impending privacy risks, logistical difficulties, and financial costs to marginalized groups.
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‘More harm than good’ | IT experts say proposed SIM card registration dangerous
“We see the dangers it poses to the public, especially now that our data seemed to have been leaked, and that the collected information were not protected.”
SIM card registration prone to hacking, non-solution to spamming
“We are not satisfied that the NTC is merely issuing SMS alerts, urging the public to be cautious of these phishing scams. It is ineffective and downright lazy.”