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′
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
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.
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
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
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.
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 »
Crowdsourcing: The Story of the Drafting of the Magna Carta for Philippine Internet Freedom
On October 29, 2012, the MCPIF team had a fruitful discussion with the staff of Senator Santiago. The senator’s staff picked up from where the MCPIF team (by then calling themselves Democracy.Net.PH or PHNetDems) left off in the draft; the PHNetDems waited anxiously for a few days for any word, and were pleasantly surprised and not a little awed by the completion and polishing done by the senator’s staff. Final discussions were done via email exchanges, and the next few days were spent … Continue reading »
Rebecca MacKinnon on Internet Freedom
In this TED talk, Rebecca MacKinnon calls for a broader and more sustained internet freedom movement. She warns that the apparent borderless character of the Internet is illusory. Borders do persist in cyberspace. In some countries, this is a result of language and culture, in others such as China, this is a result of constraints put up by governments. MacKinnon also notes that, “even in democratic societies today, we do not have the answers for how you balance security and law enforcement on one hand and protection of civil liberties and free speech … Continue reading »
Magna Carta For Internet Freedom Takes Shape
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Senate Bill 3327, titled “The Magna Carta for Philippine Internet Freedom,” contains an extensive list of provisions detailing the rights of internet users in the country, as well as penalties for violating the charter.
It also contains chapters discussing cybercrime, cyber defence and national cyber security.
Worthy of note was the inclusion of the highly-anticipated implementing rules and regulations that clarifies how the internet will be policed – a key part … Continue reading »