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Experiences shared by Janette Toral at the U.P. Manila - PRSSP forum last November 23, 2011 at UP Manila.

Experiences shared by Janette Toral at the U.P. Manila - PRSSP forum last November 23, 2011 at UP Manila.

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  • E-­‐Commerce  Law:  Lobbying  Lessons  Learned   Jane6e  Toral   h6p://digitalfilipino.com  h6p://cyberlegisla?on.blogspot.com  
  • Fight  injus?ce  We  can’t  do  e-­‐commerce!  
  • What  is  E-­‐Commerce?  •  E-­‐Commerce  is  the  exchange  of  informa?on  or  transac?ons   using  any  form  of  electronic  communica?on.  •  Covers  both  commercial  and  non-­‐commercial  transac?ons   (Republic  Act  8792,  The  E-­‐Commerce  Law)  •  The  Internet  is  the  informa?on  highway  or  public  network   where  e-­‐commerce  and  various  forms  of  communica?on  take   place.    •  E-­‐commerce  that  takes  place  over  the  Internet  is  oUen   referred  to  as  Internet  Commerce.    •  Mobile  Commerce  -­‐  transac?on  takes  place  in  mobile  devices   such  as  cellular  phone  and  personal  digital  assistant  (PDA).  
  • (1)  Find  passionate  people   (stakeholders,  beneficiaries)   (2)  Spark  conversa:on  (discussion   groups,  face-­‐to-­‐face  forums)  (3)  Lower  entry  barriers  (4)  Powerful  iden??es  
  • “Don’t  ask  what  the  DOST  Secretary  can  do  for  you.  Talk  to  your  legislators.  Otherwise,   you  get  what  you  deserve.  You  get  what   you  worked  for.”   -­‐   Dr.  William  Padolina   (former  Department  of  Science  and   Technology  Secretary)  
  • (5)  Create  rockstar  advocates  (include  them  in  the  group)  
  • (6)  Shared  ownership  -­‐ Not  limited  in  Metro  Manila  
  • (7)  Live  offline  Live  online  
  • (8)  Empower  people  with  knowledge  
  • (9)  Inspira?onal  leadership  ALL  or  Nothing  
  • (10)  GET  RESULTS  
  • What  is  the  E-­‐Commerce  Law?   Republic  Act  8792  
  • Dialogue  on  E-­‐Government  •  RA  8792  E-­‐Commerce  Law  mandates:   –  Accept  the  crea?on,  filing,  or  reten?on  of  such   documents.   –  Issue  permits,  licenses,  approval  in  electronic  form.   –  Require  and/or  accept  payments  in  electronic  form.   –  transact  the  government  business  and/or  perform   governmental  func?ons  using  electronic  commerce,   and  for  the  purpose,  are  authorized  to  adopt  and   promulgate,  aUer  appropriate  public  hearing…  
  • E-­‐Commerce  Law  •  Mandates  the  government  to  have  the  capability  to  do  e-­‐ commerce  within  2  years  or  before  June  19,  2002.  (Sec?on   27)  •  Mandates  RPWeb  to  be  implemented.  RPWeb  is  a  strategy   that  intends  to  connect  all  government  offices  to  the  Internet   and  provide  universal  access  to  the  general  public.  (Sec?on   28)  •  Made  cable,  broadcast,  and  wireless  physical  infrastructure   within  the  ac?vity  of  telecommunica?ons.  (Sec?on  28)  •  Empowers  the  Department  of  Trade  and  Industry  to  supervise   the  development  of  e-­‐commerce  in  the  country.  (Sec?on  29)  
  • E-­‐Commerce  Law  •  Tasks  the  DTI,  DBM,  and  BSP  to  enforce  this  law  and  issue   implemen?ng  rules  and  regula?ons,  in  coordina?on  with   DOTC,  NTC,  NCC,  ITECC,  CoA,  other  concerned  agencies  and   the  private  sector.  (Sec?on  34)  •  Create  a  Congressional  Oversight  Commi6ee  composed  of  the   Commi6ees  on  Trade  and  Industry/Commerce,  Science  and   Technology,  Finance  and  Appropria?ons  of  both  the  Senate   and  House  of  Representa?ves  to  oversee  the  laws   implementa?on.  (Sec?on  35)  •  Funding  for  con?nued  implementa?on  of  the  E-­‐Commerce   Law  shall  be  included  in  the  annual  General  Appropria?ons   Act.  (Sec?on  36)  
  • IRR  for  ECA  •  Authority  of  the  Department  of  Trade  and   Industry  in  supervising  and  direc?ng  the   implementa?on  of  the  law.  (Sec?on  2)  •  Principles  that  shall  govern  the   implementa?on  of  the  E-­‐Commerce  Law.   Mechanisms  for  private  sector  input  and   involvement  in  policy-­‐making  by  government   agencies,  in  respect  to  the  implementa?on  of   the  law,  shall  be  promoted  and  widely  used.   (Sec?on  3a  and  b)  •  Equal  tax  treatment  to  both  e-­‐commerce  and   tradi?onal  transac?ons  (Sec?on  3d)  
  • IRR  for  ECA  •  Mandates  businesses  to  protect  the  privacy  of  users   and  give  them  control  to  protect  such.  (Sec?on  3e)  •  Encourage  small  and  medium  enterprises  in  order   to  gain  access  to  IT  resources.  (Sec?on  3g)  •  Government  to  provide  equal  and  transparent   access  to  informa?on.  (Sec?on  3l)  •  Private  sector  is  encouraged  to  explore  means  of   se6ling  e-­‐commerce  disputes  such  as  arbitra?on   and  media?on.  (Sec?on  3m)  
  • h6p://e-­‐commercephilippines.com  
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