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 »
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
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.
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.