DAVOS, Switzerland: The Philippines will set up a cybersecurity system to help the federal government’s push to digitize paperwork, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. stated.
“[S]Safety has grow to be a giant problem…that is what we’re attempting to design now, a cybersecurity system for this delicate data,” he informed enterprise leaders throughout an open discussion board on the ongoing annual assembly of the World Financial Discussion board on Tuesday.
Marcos additionally famous that web connectivity within the nation is “nonetheless fairly sluggish” and stated the federal government must do higher to attach hundreds of thousands of Filipinos and launch initiatives to spice up the digital economic system.
“It is unlucky as a result of in a few of the research we have finished, the final shopper, if you wish to name them that, is speaking to all sides of their lives on the web, aside from authorities,” the President stated.
Due to this, Marcos stated, native governments and anxious authorities companies have moved to arrange their very own programs.
“That now must be consolidated and put collectively,” he added.
“And that is precisely the place we’re proper now: constructing the databases for the federal government, constructing the databases that can be utilized by the nationwide ID [and] set it up now.”
The federal government has additionally linked quite a lot of beforehand offline areas to the Web below the Division of Info and Communications Expertise’s Broadband ng Masa and Free Wi-Fi for All programmes.
The Philippines, Marcos stated, welcomes any help to assist the federal government transfer ahead with digitization.
Earlier than leaving for Switzerland, the Federal President ordered the digitization of the nationwide identification system to be accelerated.
Marcos issued the coverage throughout a gathering with the Non-public Sector Advisory Council (PSAC) in Malacañang, the place one of many matters mentioned was the Philippine Statistics Authority’s plan to pursue a public-private partnership for the launch of its Digital PhilID app.
“Naiwanan na tayo sa (We have been ignored in know-how) so we’ve to catch up,” Marcos informed PSAC.
The launch of the app, which is able to embody identification theft safety and a digital pockets, amongst different issues, is deliberate for the primary quarter of this yr.