Rappler Newscast | November 30, 2012
Senator Miriam Santiago wants the Senate to pass her new version of the anti-cybercrime law.
Santiago says the Magna Carta for Philippine Internet Freedom will define and penalize cybercrimes while protecting citizens’ rights.
In October, the Supreme Court stopped the implementation of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.
The law drew protest because it allegedly violates freedom of expression.
Santiago says the new version ensures due process in the collection of real-time traffic data, removes the takedown clause, which allows government to block access to a website without a court … Continue reading »
Sen. Santiago, naghain ng bagong anti-cybercrime bill
Naghain ng panibagong bersyon ng Anti-Cybercrime Law si Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago.
Ang inihain ni Santiago na Senate Bill 3327 o ang Magna Carta for Philippine Internet Freedom (MCPIF) ay naglalayong palitan ang Republic Act 10175 na sinuspinde ng Korte Suprema bunsod ng mga protesta.
Sinabi ni Santiago na tiyak ang mga probisyong inilalahad sa kaniyang panukalang batas partikular na sa bahaging tumutukoy sa libel, taliwas sa RA 10175.
Sa halip na isang criminal act, itinuturing lang na civil liability ang internet libel.
“Internet libel is a public and … Continue reading »
Miriam proposes new cyber law
Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago is seeking the passage into law of an “anti-cybercrime law version 2.0” to replace the controversial Republic Act (RA) 10175, or the Philippine Cybercrime Law.
Senate Bill 3327, also known as the Magna Carta for Philippine Internet Freedom (MCPIF), the lawmaker said, will protect the rights and freedoms of Filipinos in cyberspace while defining and penalizing cybercrimes.
“While it is important to crack down on criminal activities on the Internet, protecting constitutional rights like free expression, privacy and due process should hold a higher place in crafting laws,” Santiago, … Continue reading »
Miriam pushes ‘better’ cybercrime law
Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago is pushing a proposed law, Magna Carta for Philippine Internet Freedom (MCPIF), to replace the controversial anti-cybercrime law or Republic Act No. 10175.
The senator filed Senate Bill No. 3327 which she described as “anti-cybercrime law version 2.0.” Santiago said that the MCPIF upholds the freedom of expression of Filipinos in cyberspace, unlike RA 10175.
Santiago said that the country needs a more effective cyberlaw because information and communications technology (ICT) and the Internet are drivers of economic growth.
She said that SBN 3327 will protect the … Continue reading »
Sen. Santiago files ‘Cybercrime Law v2.0′
“We need to recognize that child pornography, child abuse, and human trafficking can be committed through the internet, as much as hacking, piracy, and copyright infringement. We must define these evils in order for us to crush them,” the senator added.
SB 3327 was created through online crowdsourcing —a process of soliciting ideas, content or services in a collaborative way, online or offline. If passed into law, this may be the first piece of legislation which is crowdsourced.
Source: http://ofwmagazine. com/2012/11/30/sen-santiago-files-cybercrime-law-v2-0/
Santiago proposes Anti-Cybercrime Law version 2.0
Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Friday afternoon urged her fellow lawmakers to pass her proposed Anti-Cybercrime Law Version 2.0 that aims to replace the old version that was greatly criticized by the public.
Santiago filed Senate Bill 3327, also known as the Magna Carta for Philippine Internet Freedom (MCPIF), that will address the issues of cybercrime and at the same time protect the freedom of speech in social networking sites.
Santiago wants new Cybercrime Prevention Act minus onerous provisions of 1st law
Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago bared on Friday that she is seeking the passage of Cybercrime Prevention Act version 2.0, because the first one drew drew flak from netizens and various other groups for its online libel provisions.
She said the new version would exclude provisions that would allow courts to search and seize information without a search warrant. She assured that the Magna Carta for Philippine Internet Freedom will protect netizens’ rights and freedom, while defining and penalizing cybercrimes.
Sen. Santiago files ‘Cybercrime Law v2.0′
Senate Bill 3327 (SB 3327), also known as the Magna Carta for Philippine Internet Freedom (MCPIF), aims to protect the rights and freedoms of Filipino netizens, while acting on cybercrimes.
“While it is important to crack down on criminal activities on the internet, protecting constitutional rights like free expression, privacy, and due process should hold a higher place in crafting laws,” said Santiago in a statement.
Santiago aims for a better anti-cybercrime law
Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago said on Friday that is pushing for the passage of a Cybercrime Prevention Act version 2.0, because the first one – Republic Act No. 10175 – drew much flak from netizens and various other groups for its online libel provisions.
In a statement, she said the new version would exclude objectionable provisions, such as one that would allow the government to search and seize information without a search warrant and block or restrict access to websites without due process.
She assured that the Magna Carta for … Continue reading »
NBI forms unit against cybercrime
In the Senate, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago said she would seek passage of a law that would be known as the Magna Carta for Philippine Internet Freedom, to replace the Cybercrime Prevention Act, which penalizes online libel with hefty jail terms.
Unlike the challenged law, she said, her bill would uphold freedom of expression of Filipinos in cyberspace.
She added that her bill treated libel as a civil liability rather than a criminal act.
“While it is important to crackdown on criminal activities on the Internet, protecting constitutional rights like free expression, … Continue reading »