Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 passed on final reading

House Bill No. 5808, also known as the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 was passed by Congress on third and final reading. The bill seeks to define and penalize cybercrime offenses committed in the country, including a controversial provision that criminalizes online defamation. It will also give the government powers to go after erring cybercriminals as crimes committed through digital means continue to escalate.

Under the proposed measure, the following acts are punishable: illegal access of data; computer forgery; computer-related fraud; cybersex; cyber threats; and spamming, among others.

The House has also chosen to adopt the provision penalizing cyber defamation also known as libel committed over the Internet, an insertion which has been refuted by solons before.

Here is the text of House Bill No. 5808, also known as the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012

HB 5808 Cyber Crime 3rd Reading

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I am an advocate. I am NOT neutral. I will NOT give social media mileage to members of political clans, epal, a previous candidate for the same position and those I believe are a waste of taxpayers’ money.

I do not support or belong to any political party but I am a volunteer for senatorial candidate Neri Colmenares. I am also voting for #OtsoDiretso plus two :Neri Colmenares and Leody de Guzman

She was a Senior Consultant for ALL media engagements for the PCOO-led Committee on Media Affairs & Strategic Communications (CMASC) under the ASEAN 2017 National Organizing Council from January 4 -July 5, 2017. Having been an ASEAN advocate since 2011, she has written extensively about the benefits of the ASEAN community and as a region of opportunities on Blog Watch and aboutmyrecovery.com.

Organization affiliation includes Consortium on Democracy and Disinformation

Updated April 20, 2019

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