Kapag rehistrado ang SIM card ng mobile device ng isang tao, hindi niya ito basta-bastang magagamit sa paggawa ng krimen at ibang ilegal na aktibidad, lalo na ang panloloko sa kapwa para magkapera lamang.
Ito ang pangunahing nilalaman ng Senate Bill 25 o “Prepaid Subscriber Identity Module Cards Regulations Act of 2019” na inihain ni Senador Panfilo Lacson.
Kabilang sa mga layunin ng Senate Bill 25 ang sugpuin ang krimen at mga kabulastugang nagaganap gamit ang mga mobile gadgets gaya ng cellular phones, sa harap na rin ng katotohanan na nahihirapan ang mga awtoridad na ma-monitor at makontrol ang nagaganap na abuso sa mga makabagong teknolohiya ng komunikasyon.
A bill by Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson may finally help stop online scams and so-called “Tapon-SIM” crimes where criminals use prepaid SIM cards that can be disposed of to throw law enforcers off their trail.
Senate Bill 25, dubbed the “Prepaid Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Regulations Act of 2019,” requires the registration of prepaid SIM cards to prevent their illegal or malicious use.
“Not only is this prepaid SIM card easily accessible, i.e., it can be bought almost anywhere, the owners thereof can likewise easily evade detection since prepaid SIM cards are virtually undetectable. Due to this, unscrupulous individuals almost always take advantage of the same in the pursuit of their criminal activities to the detriment not only of a particular interest but that of the whole nation,” Lacson, who as a law enforcer had fought kidnap-for-ransom gangs that used such ‘Tapon-SIM’ tactics, said in his bill.
With the growing popularity of smart mobile devices such as phones, tablets and watches comes the risk of text-based and online scams, some of which may allow an attacker to steal a user’s identity and commit crimes in his or her name.
To fight this, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson filed a bill requiring the registration of prepaid subscriber identity modules (SIMs) dubbed the “Prepaid Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Regulations Act of 2016.”
“Possession of the most modern technology comes with tremendous responsibility. A mechanism must be put in place to ensure its effective use for the good of all while preventing its illegal or malicious use to benefit a few. Towards this end, the State shall regulate the use and sale of pre-paid SIM cards for users of cellular phones and other mobile devices only to persons who shall comply with the requirements herein set forth,” Lacson said in Senate Bill 252.
Ganitong uri ng patakaran ang ipapatupad ng pamahalaan sa sandaling maisabatas na ang panukalang inihain ni Senador Panfilo Lacson tungkol sa paghihigpit sa pagbibenta ng prepaid subscriber identity module (SIM) card sa publiko.
Pangunahing layunin ng Senate Bill 252 na tinaguriang Prepaid Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards Regulations Act of 2016, na sugpuin ang krimen at mga kabulastugang nagaganap gamit ang mga gadgets gaya ng mga cellular phones at iba pang mga kauri nito.