Benefits outweigh concerns on national ID, expert says


Posted at Sep 20 2018 12:18 AM

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MANILA - A defense expert believes the social benefits of the national ID system outweigh privacy concerns.

On ANC's "Future Perfect," former defense undersecretary Ric Blancaflor stressed the need for the Philippine System Identification Act (PhilSys Act) since criminal threats in the Philippines are different from some modern countries that do not have national IDs.