Magna Carta for Internet Freedom to Replace Anti-Cybercrime Law — Miriam

Magna Carta for Internet Freedom to Replace Anti-Cybercrime Law — Miriam

According to Santiago, her Senate Bill No. 3327, also 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 hold a higher place in crafting laws,” she said.

Santiago points out that the MCPIF upholds the freedom of expression of Filipinos in cyberspace, unlike Republic Act No. 10175.

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Senator offers alternative to controversial Anti-Cybercrime Law

Senator offers alternative to controversial Anti-Cybercrime Law

The Magna Carta for Philippine Internet Freedom has gained international attention.

Manila: A measure has been filed in the Senate as an alternative to the controversial Anti-Cybercrime Law, which has caused jitters among cyber-activists due to its perceived restrictive provisions.

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has filed Senate Bill No 3327, otherwise known as the “Magna Carta for Philippine Internet Freedom (MCPIF)”.

It essentially seeks to provide parameters concerning the use of cyberspace and the internet while containing penal provisions for punishing crimes committed in cyberspace.

The proposed measure is more positively … Continue reading »

MCPIF: FactSheet

MCPIF: FactSheet

A fact sheet on the Magna Carta for Philippine Internet Freedom.

THE MAGNA CARTA FOR PHILIPPINE INTERNET FREEDOM (MCPIF) is the first legislation drafted through online crowdsourcing. Spurred by the realization that representative democracy cannot always address that needs of the community, the drafters of the MCPIF came together to craft legislation for the Internet that would reflect the experience and aspirations of Filipino netizens.

More here: http://www.propinoy.net/2012/12/01/mcpif-factsheet/

‘Anti-cybercrime Law 2.0′ pushed

‘Anti-cybercrime Law 2.0′ pushed

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 cyber law 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 … Continue reading »

Rappler Newscast | November 30, 2012

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

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.

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Miriam proposes new cyber law

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

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′

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/