Philippines passes anti-cable tapping act

eGov Innovation Editors
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Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III recently signed into law the Anti-Cable Television and Cable Internet Tapping Act of 2013, which is aimed at protecting the cable television and cable internet industries from cable pilferage, and prohibits cable television and internet tapping.
 
With the new law in place, illegal tapping of any signal offered over cable television (CATV) or cable internet system and the malicious destruction or removal of existing CATV or cable internet facilities will be prohibited and penalized.
 
The Anti-Cable Television and Cable Internet Tapping Act of 2013 is a consolidation of Senate Bill No. 3345 and House Bill No. 709 and was passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on January 28, 2013 and January 30, 2013, respectively.
 
Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said the law takes effect 15 days after its complete publication.
 
Within 60 days of the Act taking effect, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) shall undertake an information dissemination campaign to inform the public of the laws' provision.

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