“In light of the recent spate of hacking directed toward its websites, the government reiterated its support for the passage of the cybercrime and data privacy bills, saying they are not taking these attacks lightly.”
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At present, the cybercrime bill and the data privacy bill are already pending in Congress on different levels. While everyone is hoping that the enactment of these bills would solidify government policy regarding online security, they are not an assurance that internet crimes will stop. At most, they will provide a sense of security for the users and a deterrent for hackers and the goons of the internet. Furthermore, an effective enforcement mechanism is necessary in order to fully implement the laws.
Passing a law is not the solution, but only a part of it. Website developers, system analysts, programmers, and all internet users in general have to do their share to ensure the integrity and safety of their data and transactions across the web.
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