The Digital world has became fused to our lives. And even though there is still the great digital divide: only about 35% of the Philippine is on-line (We still have to work on closing this divide): the Internet and the Web has become an important part of Philippine Society. First, because the Internet has become the information highway of economic growth. Second, because Internet Communication Technology and Computers have became a critical part of our daily lives. And Third, for all its imperfection cyberspace is a forum for … Continue reading »
Lawmaking of the people, by the people, for the people. With information and communications technology (ICT), what used to be a pipe dream now becomes reality.
On November 12, 2012, Constitution and international law expert and veteran legislator Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago filed Senate Bill 3327, titled “An Act Establishing a Magna Carta for Philippine Internet Freedom, Cybercrime Prevention and Law Enforcement, Cyberdefense and National Cybersecurity.” The landmark piece of legislation, filed without much fanfare, was the culmination of voluntary efforts by netizens to craft a law that would truly … Continue reading »
Constitutional rights shall not be diluted in the Information Age.
This is the guarantee sought to be galvanized by Senate Bill 3327, filed on November 12, 2012, by the eminent constitutionalist and international law expert Senator Miriam-Defensor Santiago. In what is a first in Philippine legislative history, the provisions of the bill authored by Senator Santiago draw directly upon the suggestions of Filipino netizens solicited through online “crowdsourcing”. The proposed measure seeks to address not only the protection of but also the establishment of the rights of Internet users … Continue reading »