[FMA Statement] Rights group expresses concern over reported anomalous DICT disbursements

The Foundation for Media Alternatives expresses grave concerns over the alleged misuse of confidential funds by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) for the purpose of conducting surveillance activities. On Monday, February 3, former DICT Undersecretary Eliseo Rio, Jr. confirmed his resignation from the agency, citing the lack Read more…

FMA signs open letter to Google on the exploitative practices of pre-installed apps

Together with Privacy International and over 50 other organizations from all over the world, FMA signed the letter below, addressed to Alphabet Inc. CEO Sundar Pichai, asking Google to take action against exploitative pre-installed software on Android devices. You can add your voice to this campaign by signing the petition Read more…

Joint statement: The Philippine Identification System Act and its IRR proceedings

We, the undersigned, as civil society organizations and concerned citizens of the Philippines, express our grave concern for the recent proceedings regarding the promulgation of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 11055, or the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) Act. During the weekend of September 22, the Read more…