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Baligod blasts NBI for opening letters without permission

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Whistleblower Merlina Sunas INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

Levito Baligod on Monday said he has yet to receive the letter from whistleblower Merlina Suñas informing him of his replacement as her lawyer and may not likely receive it anytime soon.

Posted: May 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

New BIR reporting requirement hit

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Deputy Majority Leader and Valenzuela City Rep. Magtanggol Gunigundo has scored the BIR for practically abolishing the Bank Secrecy Act through Memorandum Circular 9-2014 issued on Feb. 11, 2014, which requires corporate and individual taxpayers to declare the income earned on their bank deposits and other investments in their tax returns.  congress.gov.ph/

Congress and several business groups have described as an attack on an individual’s constitutional right to privacy the unilateral move by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) requiring taxpayers to reveal more details about their bank deposits in their income tax returns beginning this year.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

UN votes to protect privacy in digital age

This June 6, 2013 file photo shows the sign outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The case of a Baltimore purse-snatcher who got nabbed after crank-calling his victim in 1976 laid the legal groundwork for today's worldwide government surveillance of telephone records in the name of protecting the U.S. from terrorists. The NSA has argued that people forfeit privacy rights when they voluntarily give their phone numbers and Internet IDs to businesses. AP

The U.N. General Assembly has unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at protecting the right to privacy against unlawful surveillance in the digital age.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Georgian minister arrested over gay sex tape leak

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Georgia’s deputy interior minister has been arrested for allegedly leaking a gay sex tape involving a critical journalist, officials said Monday.

Posted: May 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US drone industry worries about privacy backlash

This photo taken March 26 shows flight test pilot Alex Gustafson carrying an InsituScanEagle unmanned aircraft in preparation for a flight in Arlington, Ore. It’s a good bet that in the not-so-distant future aerial drones will be part of Americans’ everyday lives, performing countless useful functions. A far cry from the killing machines whose missiles incinerate terrorists, these generally small unmanned aircraft will help farmers more precisely apply water and pesticides to crops, saving money and reducing environmental impacts. They’ll help police departments to find missing people, reconstruct traffic accidents and act as lookouts for SWAT teams. They’ll alert authorities to people stranded on rooftops by hurricanes, and monitor evacuation flows. AP Photo/Don Ryan

It’s a good bet that in the not-so-distant future, aerial drones will be part of everyday life in the U.S.

Posted: March 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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