Apart from our birth and marriage certificates, the PSA will also be assigned to manage the national ID system once it is signed into law.
What are the personal information that the PSA will collect to form part of the national ID?
- Common Reference Number or CRN and other basic information.
- Voter’s ID,
- Philippine Passport Number
- Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN)
- Philippine Health Insurance Number (PhilHealth)
- Professional Regulation Commission license number (PRC)
- Driver’s License Number
The PSA is authorized to release a person’s data only under the following conditions:
- Upon the consent of the registered person, specific to the purpose prior to the processing.
- Upon risk of public health and safety when relevant information may be disclosed, provided the risk of significant harm to the public is established and the owner of the information is notified within 72 hours of the fact of such disclosure.
- Upon order of the court.
- When a registered person requests access to his or her registered information and record history, subject to the guidelines and regulations to be issued by the PSA.
Ultimately, the national ID system aims to make the acquisition and delivery of government services easier for everyone while keeping fraudulent activities at bay. The National Privacy Commission likewise ensures that the implementation of the national ID system shall fully adhere to the provisions of the Data Privacy Act, especially in the handling and processing of personal data.
The President is anticipated to sign the bill. In case he does not, it will lapse into law after 30 days.
Do you agree that we should have a national ID to represent all other government IDs that we currently have?