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.
Senator Edgardo Angara, the principal author of the Cybercrime Prevention Act, welcomed the indefinite temporary restraining Order (TRO) on the law handed down by the Supreme Court (SC) Tuesday.
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.
The Supreme Court resumed hearing oral arguments against the Cybercrime law on Tuesday, according to a report on Radyo Inquirer 990AM.
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.
A lawmaker on Thursday lauded the Supreme Court for making recordings of the recent oral arguments on the cyber law available online.
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.
Petitioners against Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 asked the Supreme Court to extend the 120-day restraining order it issued against the implementation of the law.
The provision under the Cybercrime Prevention Act which allows the prosecution of cyber libel and violation of the Revised Penal Code at the same time is “clearly infirm,” a justice of the Supreme Court said Tuesday.
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.