Thursday, July 30, 2009

Reserve a copy now: Internet User's Guide to E-Commerce Policies

I've been talking about updating my 2004 E-Commerce Workshop Book for quite sometime now. However, whenever I attempt to get on to it, the content growth is just overwhelming. It made me worried that it may take longer than expected.

As a result, we are coming up with an E-Commerce for Entrepreneurs series and this is the first book that shall come out of it.

Target release date is November 2009. (Supposedly February 2009 but decided to make it coincide with the E-Commerce Summit & DigitalFilipino Web Awards 2009.)

Each chapter will have a mind map and a guide per page explaining the details of the policy.

The outline of the "Internet User's Guide to E-Commerce Policies" shall be as follows:

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Becoming an I.T. Policy Advocate & Lobbyist
  • The E-Commerce Law
    • Chapter 3: E-Commerce Law
    • Chapter 4: E-Commerce Law IRR
    • Chapter 5: Rules on Electronic Evidence
  • SME Policies
    • Chapter 6: Financing for Information Technology Build-Up (SME-FIT)
    • Chapter 7: Government Procurement Policy Board Resolution No. 07-2006
  • Consumer Protection
    • Chapter 8: Data Log Retention of Telecommunications Traffic (NTC)
    • Chapter 9: DTI Administrative Order #8: Prescribing Guidelines for the Protection of Personal Data in Information and Communication Systems in the Private Sector
    • Chapter 10: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Circular No. 542: Consumer Protection for Electronic Banking
    • Chapter 11: Consumer Protection Guidelines (NTC)
    • Chapter 12: Advertising Standards Code
    • Chapter 13: Internet and Mobile Advertising Code of Ethics
  • E-Government
    • Chapter 14: DTI-DOF Joint Administrative Order #2: Guidelines Implementing R.A. 8792 on Electronic Payment and Collection System (EPCS) in Government
  • Chapter 15: Copyright
  • Chapter 16: Cybercrime
  • Chapter 17: E-Commerce Policy Implementation Challenges
  • Chapter 18: Moving Forward
All Club members are entitled to a free copy of the book. SME members will get 2 copies while Corporate members shall get 3 copies. Individual members will get 1 copy.

More info:
The following are entitled to get a free copy upon release of the book

Sunday, March 8, 2009

E-Commerce Policy Awareness & Development Workshop for Enterprises

(May 2 & 5, 2008)

The inspiration to come up with this latest book project, Internet Users Guide to E-Commerce Policies, started in an E-Commerce Policy Awareness & Development Workshop that I arranged for club members last May 2008. I had the opportunity of teaching the same workshop again last February 17, 2009 to one of the biggest banks in the country.

(February 17, 2009)

The value add that I put forward in such workshops, despite being a non-lawyer, was the behind the scene stories of these policies due to my direct or indirect involvement.

Application developers today should be cautious if their programs and output generated can be undisputed as evidence in court - if and when the need arises.

By the understanding the Philippine E-Commerce Law, companies will be able to assess and identify which of their current programs processes information or data that may be required to be presented as evidence later on and ensure integrity by design.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Change the world (Introduction)

(Introduction draft - work in progress)

You don't need to be a lawyer in order to understand e-commerce policies. It is important to be aware of them as any unlawful action, if caught, may have you be subjected to the penalty clauses of these policies. Furthermore, the government and various interest groups, will from time to time suggest policies with the intent of protecting what they perceived is as good for the stakeholders involved. You can either be at the consumer end just receiving it, or be an active participant in the discussion, or even become a policy proponent.

I always believe that the future belongs to those who have conviction and passion in their role, even as an individual, in shaping it. Changing the world around us, especially in the field of policy making, requires having the guts to reach out, standing by principles, make bold moves, fearless initiatives, and be ready to sacrifice or burn relationship with those who stands your way. It would take building alliances with like-minded people (kings and queens of their own domain) and become a politician as you strive to conquer the hearts of people whom you need support. It can't be done alone.

And so I hope that as you go through the book and understand the policies, it will make you more concern on the Internet and its use today. For the policies I got involved in, insight on how they came about will be shared too.

The 2nd and primary goal is to make an I.T. policy advocate out of you. We always need young blood and fresh perspective. We need empowered individuals who can champion policies because they also have a stake in it such as entrepreneurs, consumers, business groups, users, among others.

They say that a book is not chosen by its reader, sometimes it chooses you. I hope that this will be one of them.