The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended indefinitely its order suspending the implementation of the cybercrime law, which would penalize with imprisonment offensive posts on Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites and which critics said would violate the constitutional guarantee of freedom of expression.
The Supreme Court this Tuesday will determine whether to extend the 120-day temporary restraining order against the implementation of the Cybercrime Prevention Act.
Launching the government’s defense of the controversial cybercrime law before the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza began by assuring the tribunal that the law aimed at combating crimes on the Internet was not a “24-7 Big Brother’’ lurking in cyberspace.
After a week of delay, government lawyers on Tuesday will defend before the Supreme Court the legality of Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.
Government lawyers on Tuesday will present their arguuments before the Supreme Court on the legality of Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.
Likening the cybercrime law to a vampire that “sucks the life out of freedom of speech and expression,” Sen. Teofisto Guingona III on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to strike down specific provisions of the law.
“Hacktivists” struck again on Tuesday, the day of hearing oral arguments in the Supreme Court for Republic Act No. 10175, or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, a law that protesters say threatens freedom of speech.
The Supreme Court will hear today (Tuesday) the petitions questioning the constitutionality of Republic Act 10175 or the anti-cybercrime law.
Several government websites, including that of the National Food Authority, were defaced early Monday by the “hacktivist” group Anonymous Philippines, drawing attention to the cybercrime law.
Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III’s website (titosotto.com) was defaced Monday night by cyber activist “Anonymous Philippines.”
The Supreme Court has elected five counsels to argue before the court against various aspects of Republic Act No. 10175—the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012—subject to its confirmation.
Environmentalist Esperlita Garcia on Tuesday expressed alarm over what she described as possible attempts to intimidate her in her fight against mining and electronic libel.
In August, at least 16 contractual nurses at Taguig-Pateros District Hospital were fired days after they “liked” a volunteer doctor’s Facebook status updates critical of the hospital administration.