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Ipinakokonsidera ng isang lider ng Kamara na dapat nang alisin ang pangangailangan ng National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) at Police clearance para sa mga naghahanap ng trabaho.
Sinabi ni House Ways and Means chair at Albay Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda, dapat isaalang-alang ng bansa na alisin na sa mga naghahanap ng trabaho ang Police at NBI partikular ng mga law abiding citizens.
Tugon na rin ito ng kongresista sa nangyaring breach of personal data ng nasa 1 milyong Pilipino, na nakaimbak sa database ng Philippine National Police.
“Frankly, the PNP and other law enforcement agencies should not be in the business of storing the personal data of law-abiding citizens. And besides, that distracts from their law enforcement functions,” ani Salceda.
“If you are involved in some crime, we can probably get your data easily anyway. Rather than putting ordinary law-abiding citizens through the hassle and expense of clearances, as well as the risk of data breach, why don’t we normalize due diligence among employers?,” dagdag nito.
“Otherwise, you have a system where no good deed goes unpunished. For following the law, you are hassled with having to prove it. That’s insane. We can frankly abolish these clearances for most cases,” ayon pa kay Salceda.
Idinagdag pa ng mambabatas na ang mga ahensya ng gobyerno ay maaaring walang in-house na kapasidad na bantayan ang personal data kung kaya’t dapat na bawasan ang pagkolekta ng personal data hangga’t maaari.
“You have under 100,000 crimes in the country every year. But 99.9% of the population has to get a clearance saying they do not have trouble with the law. It really makes no sense. It’s expensive for jobseekers, it’s distracting for law enforcement, and it’s a waste of time for employers,” giit pa nito.