President Rodrigo Duterte has committed to protect Filipinos in the “new normal” where online transactions are growing.
“There are welcome developments for the e-Commerce industry,” President Duterte said in his 2020 SONA delivered July 27.
“But major economic activities take place in a borderless environment with meager regulatory controls. They expose consumers to various risks related to security, data privacy, and misrepresentation,” he added.
“We must patrol the country’s cyberspace and enforce online consumer and data protection and privacy laws. We must run after online scammers and those undermining the people’s trust in online transactions,” he added.
“We must continue to protect Filipinos in the new normal and remind the world that we are responsible stewards of data. I am committed to protect both the physical and digital lives of our law-abiding countrymen,” the President said.