Philippines Cybercrime Law Implementation Starts Today
The Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 or commonly known as Republic Act 10175 of the Philippines has become the hottest topic now in conversation of most Filipinos nationwide. But before we go any further, it’s very important for each of us to know and understand carefully what does the law really is and how does it affects to our daily lives especially on the net.
This new law of Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 that effectively starts today on the 3rd day of October 2012 aims to control all internet and computer users within the Philippines are regularly monitored by defining violations related to their use. The law offenses divide into three categories namely Offenses against the confidentiality, integrity and availability of computer data and systems; Computer-related offenses; and Content-related offenses.
Millions of Filipinos now are protesting in the streets or even in the social networking sites about revoking the ratification of Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 or Republic Act 10175 which many of us think it would violates our Freedom of Expression. There were reports that several numbers of Philippine Government websites have been hacked and getting down by those Filipino hackers which named themselves as Anonymous Philippines who are strongly against with this new law by the government.
Nowadays, the cyberspace has become the no.1 source of platform whether it is good or bad doings to most if not all people when they are getting online. In this modern world, you can now gather all information you want to for your research or study with less hassle rather than burden yourself reading those thick books in just a certain topic. Also, internet will serve as a very good source for your income/business if you’re keen knowledgeable in using it and it’s a quick way to communicate with people around the world too.
I personally not against the Cybercrime Law but definitely I would think it’s not the righteous time yet for the implementation of the said law. The government or those officials behind this Cybercrime Law must first undergo a thorough study before implementing the law that has still many loop holes in it and negative effects that would bring to the Filipino people as well!
For the record, these are the 13 Philippine Senators who voted yes to pass the Cybercrime Law in no particular order:
- Sen. Tito Sotto
- Sen. Bong Revilla
- Sen. Manny Villar
- Sen. Lito Lapid
- Sen. Pia Cayetano
- Sen. Ralph Recto
- Sen. Gringo Honasan
- Sen. Bongbong Marcos
- Sen. Ping Lacson
- Sen. Koko Pimentel
- Sen. Chiz Escudero
- Sen. Jinggoy Estrada
- Sen. Loren Legarda