House Bill pushes for mandatory website and social media registration
As another step to avoid malicious acts done in the cyber space, Rep. Arnolfo A Teves Jr. has introduced a bill that pushes for a “mandatory authentication process for all social media and other similar online accounts enjoyed by users in the country.”
By having each and every user accountable for their online interactions, House Bill No. 4093 aims to address cyber-bullying, harassment, online scam, libel, and even drug trade and prostitution.
“…the social media has been used as a mode to bully and harass individuals and institutions,” the bill stated.
The proposed plan is for users to be required by social networking services that we give and link our accounts to any government-issued ID and/or barangay certificate. Online users may register different accounts under the same identity card/barangay certificate number.
Additionally, when there are lawsuits involved and the social media provider fails to identify a specific account owner, the social media provider will also be equally liable for whatever penalties are to be served.
You may read the complete bill through the source link below. Meanwhile, what can you say about this proposed law? This is pretty much like the SIM card registration that we previously reported — requiring every user to have a valid identification behind the mobile numbers.