Democracy.Net.PH meets with Senator TG Guingona on Crowdsourcing Legislation

Democracy.Net.PH meets with Senator TG Guingona on Crowdsourcing Legislation

Democracy.Net.PH and Sen. TG Guingona met today to discuss crowdsourcing and legislation. Sen Guingona is the author of a crowdsourcing bill while Democracy.Net.PH collaborated with ICT experts, civil rights advocates, netizens, and concerned citizens via crowdsourcing in crafting the Magna Carta for Philippine Internet Freedom (MCPIF).

The MCPIF was filed as SB No. 3327 by Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago after the successful completion of the crowdsourcing initiative. Democracy.Net.PH hopes that its experience in crowdsourcing the MCPIF can serve as valuable inputs to Sen. Guingona’s bill, and hopes that he will support the passage of the MCPIF in the legislature.

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Freedom to the (online) people!

Freedom to the (online) people!

Freedom to the (online) people!

Senate Bill 3327, the Magna Carta for Philippine Internet Freedom, is a more Internet user-friendly alternative to the current law. The “2.0” version ensures due process by providing strict guidelines for data collection, including the need to have warrants. This eliminates the right of the government to conduct warrantless collection real-time traffic data as previously provided, perceived as a form of illegal search and seizure.

Source: http://manilastandardtoday.com/2013/01/23/freedom-to-the-online-people/ Image: Freedom text / Jonathon Colman / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0