After the Laguna Blogging Summit, I attended the Digital Influencers Marketing Summit. Am I a summit addict now? I guess ever since I attended iBlog8: The 8th Philippine Blogging Summit, I’m like, I want more!
The hottest topic of the summit was the Cybercrime Law. Atty. JJ Disini started his discussion by saying that when legislators crafted this bill, they had Business Process Outsourcing companies in mind.
BPO companies were afraid of doing business in the Philippines because their data wasn’t protected by the law. In case of a breach in their private data, they wanted to make sure that there were legal courses that they could use to penalize those hackers.
The problem is, legislators did not realize that the BPOs were not the only ones who were custodians of information. Every person is a custodian of information, and that is why everyone will be affected by this bill.
So the purpose of the bill is well meaning, but Atty. Disini said the way it is crafted is “sloppy”, and more so it is dangerous because certain provisions open the floodgates to abuse.