The following principles govern the use by LGUs of
Electronic Data Messages, Electronic Documents and Electronic Signatures:
Technology Neutrality. All solutions implemented shall neither
favor a particular technology over another nor discriminate against
or in favor of particular vendors of technology.
Interoperability. All implementation of technological
solutions shall ensure the interoperability of systems forming part of the
Elimination of Red Tape. Government processes shall
be re-examined and if appropriate, simplified or re-engineered to maximize
the functionality of technology and to eliminate unnecessary delays in the
delivery of governmental services.
Security Measures. Government shall implement
appropriate security measures to guard against unauthorized access, unlawful
disclosure of information, and to ensure the integrity of stored information.
Auditability. All systems installed shall provide
for an audit trail.
LGUs can therefore work with and negotiate their E-commerce solution
and implementation approach with various other government agencies and/or private
sector vendors, institutions and NGOs, according to their needs and their capabilities
as long as the above principles and conditions are met.