SC issues TRO against Cybercrime law

Written by Russell Co. Posted in Internet, News

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Published on October 09, 2012 with No Comments

After failing to convene last week, October 2, 2012, the Supreme Court of the Philippines has stopped the implementation of Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. A unanimous decision was reached among the high court justices to issue a temporary restraining order against RA 10175 during Tuesday’s full court deliberation.

A total of 15 petitions from various organizations were filed against the controversial law. They informed the high court that several provisions violate the 1987 Constitution, specifically the provisions on freedom of speech, equal protection of the law, right to privacy, illegal searches and seizures, and double jeopardy.

UPDATE: It seems that the TRO will only be effective for 120 days, as the court fully assess the entirety of the TRO.

UPDATE 2: Oral arguments for both sides will be held on January 15, 2012 before the Supreme Court.