Miriam Santiago proposes a better cybercrime law

Miriam Santiago proposes a better cybercrime law

The MCPIF is first about rights. Fifteen petitions before the Supreme Court say that the Cybercrime Prevention Act tramples the rights of Filipinos, the MCPIF seeks to address that by protecting civil liberties.

Now, the government does have a point, we need to go hunting for pornographers. We need to go after the people who abuse our women and children online. The MCPIF strengthens the government’s power to do this. In fact, the MCPIF does what the cybercrime law wasn’t able to do: balance the need of society for protection … Continue reading »

Miriam files cyber bill ver 2.0

Miriam files cyber bill ver 2.0

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago has filed a bill that seeks to address deficiencies in the Cybercrime Prevention Act or Republic Act 10175.

Santiago said the new version, Senate Bill 3327, would protect the rights and freedoms of netizens while defining and penalizing cybercrimes.

While acknowledging the legitimate concerns raised against RA 10175, Santiago said there is a definite need for a law that would address issues surrounding the information and communications technology (ICT) sector.

Source: http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2012/12/01/877657/miriam-files-cyber-bill-ver-20

Miriam Pushes for Magna Carta for Philippine Internet Freedom

Miriam Pushes for Magna Carta for Philippine Internet Freedom

In effort to protect internet users more, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago has pushed for the passage of a bill dubbed as “anti-cybercrime law version 2.0” that would replace the controversial Republic Act No. 10175.

Santiago said her Senate Bill 3327, known as the Magna Carta for Philippine Internet Freedom (MCPIF), will protect the rights and freedoms of Filipinos in cyberspace, while defining and penalizing cybercrimes.

“While it is important to crackdown on criminal activities on the internet, protecting constitutional rights like free expression, privacy, and due process should … Continue reading »

Sen. Santiago files ‘Cybercrime Law v2.0′

Sen. Santiago files ‘Cybercrime Law v2.0′

Other features of MCPIF according to Santiago’s statement are:

– ensures due process by providing strict guidelines for any collection of any data, including the securing of warrants, obligating notification, and limiting seizure to data and excluding physical property – mandates government agencies to provide security for the data they collect from citizens to – ensure their right to privacy – provides for court proceedings in cases where websites or networks are to be taken down prohibits censorship of content without a court order – prohibits double … Continue reading »

Santiago files bill to replace Anti-Cybercrime Law

Santiago files bill to replace Anti-Cybercrime Law

Provisions in the MCPIF seek to better equip law enforcement and military personnel to help them combat cyberterrorism as well as to defend from cyberattacks from any hostile entity.

“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,” Santiago said.

Source: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/315781/santiago-files-bill-to-replace-anti-cybercrime-law

Miriam pushes Anti-Cybercrime Law version 2.0

Miriam pushes Anti-Cybercrime Law version 2.0

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago is pushing for a crowdsourced anti-cybercrime bill version 2.0 that seeks to address the controversies in the previous one.

The senator said the so-called Magna Carta for Philippine Internet Freedom (MCPIF) addresses the issue of cybercrime while also protecting freedom of speech on the Internet. She said this is a direct response to Republic Act No. 10175, which has been halted by the Supreme Court.

“While it is important to crackdown on criminal activities on the internet, protecting constitutional rights like free expression, privacy, and due process … Continue reading »

Miriam proposes new anti-cybercrime law

Miriam proposes new anti-cybercrime law

In a statement on Friday, November 30, Santiago said the Magna Carta for Philippine Internet Freedom will define and penalize cybercrimes while protecting rights and freedoms.

“The [Magna Carta] does not suffer from overbreadth and vagueness in its provisions on libel, unlike the law it tries to replace. In fact, it treats libel as a civil liability rather than a criminal act, which is a step forward in the move to decriminalize libel,” Santiago said.

The senator was referring to the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 or Republic Act 10175, which various … Continue reading »

Lawmaker files bill to replace anti-cybercrime law

Lawmaker files bill to replace anti-cybercrime law

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago has filed a bill that would repeal the contentious provisions of the Anti-Cybercrime Law, which was rejected by various sectors because of its failure to uphold due process and freedom of expression.

Without losing the objective of running after criminals using the Internet, Santiago said the country needs a more effective cyberlaw since information and communications technology (ICT) is a driver of economic growth.

Source: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/breaking-news/2012/11/30/lawmaker-files-bill-replace-anti-cybercrime-law-255952

“Magna Carta for Philippine Internet Freedom to Replace Anti-Cybercrime Law” – Miriam Defensor-Santiago

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago is seeking the passage into law of an “anti-cybercrime law version 2.0” to replace the controversial Republic Act No. 10175.

Santiago says the country needs a more effective cyberlaw because information and communications technology (ICT) and the Internet are drivers of economic growth. According to a 2012 report by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, the information technology outsourcing (ITO) industry, and other outsourcing industries, also known as knowledge worker industries, which are strongly dependent on fast and reliable ICT and Internet networks, have contributed USD 11B in export … Continue reading »

Has Politics Gone Peer to Peer?

Has Politics Gone Peer to Peer?

Here’s an excerpt of the discussion organized by the MIT Center for Civic Media:

“Stephen responds that democracy has more or less become synonymous with representative democracy. And that’s not how Linux is made. Wikipedia isn’t a bunch of people elected to be elite encyclopedists. Lessig thinks that democracy is too tightly associated with professionals. One of the hardest things in front of us is the need to revise amateur politics: people who are involved because they have a love for service and being citizens. The distinction between professionals and amateurs … Continue reading »