On reopening of classes, fintech regulations, consumer woes on the state of telcos in the Philippines: The FMA Digital Rights Roundup

September 1-15, 2021 The Digital Rights Roundup, published by the Foundation for Media Alternatives, contains regular updates on what Filipinos need to know about their digital rights. DTI-BOI: Two ‘hyperscalers’ from US, China to enter Philippines “Hyperscalers” are global technology companies providing cloud and internet-based services. They require huge amounts Read more…

A Pandemic as Vector for State Surveillance and Other Abuses

A Pandemic as Vector for State Surveillance and Other Abuses This comprehensive report documents and analyzes various initiatives introduced by the Philippine government during this public health crisis, particularly those that significantly impact privacy and data protection. Publication date: September 2021 DOWNLOAD: A Pandemic as Vector for State Surveillance and Read more…

On the regulation of e-wallets, missed budget allocation, and tax plans for online creators: The FMA Digital Rights Roundup

August 16-31, 2021 The Digital Rights Roundup, published by the Foundation for Media Alternatives, contains regular updates on what Filipinos need to know about their digital rights. DICT credits ‘impressive’ growth in internet speed to common tower policy On Thursday, the Department of Information and Communications Technology commended the country’s Read more…

On digital transformation, initiatives of online platforms, and the dangers that come with the use of online spaces: The FMA Digital Rights Roundup

August 1-15, 2021 The Digital Rights Roundup, published by the Foundation for Media Alternatives, contains regular updates on what Filipinos need to know about their digital rights. Telcos: Keep easier permit process for towers Philippine telecommunications companies are hoping that the Duterte administration will be able to make the telecommunications Read more…

On the investigation of state-funded trolls, automation, and the privacy concerns on the COVID-19 vaccination rollout: The FMA Digital Rights Roundup

July 16-31, 2021 The Digital Rights Roundup, published by the Foundation for Media Alternatives, contains regular updates on what Filipinos need to know about their digital rights. Philippines’ internet speed faster in June The June 2021 Mobile and Fixed Broadband Internet Speeds report of Ookla Speedtest said the Philippines’s average Read more…