Philippine Daily Inquirer reports:
Valenzuela City Rep. Wes Gatchalian has filed a bill seeking to criminalize identity theft and fraud such as the use of personal data to make fake accounts on social media to attack a person’s identity.
Gatchalian said House Bill (HB) No. 5575, or the proposed “Anti-Identity Theft Act of 2017,” aims to criminalize identity theft and identity fraud.
The proposed bill also seeks to impose a minimum imprisonment of six months to a maximum of six years and a fine of not less than twice the damage the crime caused to victims.
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