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January 21 2015

National ID System Described as Threat to Privacy

"A proposed national ID system pending approval in the House of Representatives will threaten the privacy of ordinary citizens, a party-list lawmaker warned. Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate said the ""National ID System Bill"" or House Bill 5060 would be ""a threat to the security of personal information,"" and possibly place citizens at risk. ""A national ID system will make it mandatory for all to submit personal information to be aggregated into a single dossier which, if compromised, places the Filipino people at very high personal risk,"" he said. The bill aims to consolidate all existing government ID systems into one-integrated and efficient identification body."