Philippine's Cyber Crime Prevention Law

klutzfree By klutzfree, 23rd Sep 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A review of the RA no. 10175 preventing cybercrime in the philippines.

Republic Act No. 10175

President Benigno S. Aquino III, signed the Republic Act No. 10175 also known as "Cybercrime Prevention Law" on 12th day of September, 2012. The new law prohibits computer-related offenses such as forgery, fraud and identity theft. The content-related offenses such as child pornography, cyber sex, unsolicited commercial communication, cyber-squatting and online-libel is also prohibited by this law.

Any person found guilty of these acts shall be imprisoned or fined at least two-hundred thousand pesos (Php 200,000.00) up to amount commensurate of the damaged caused.

Organizational Structure

Upon approval of the law, the palace officials assigned the Department of Justice (DOJ) as the head of the Office of Cybercrime and be the central authority for international mutual assistance and extradition related matters.

Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center (CICC) will be the inter-agency body of the law under the administrative supervision of the Office of the President.

According to Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte, CICC will be headed by the Executive Director of the Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO) and a chairperson from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). The chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) will be the vice-chairperson, and members would include the head of DOJ Office of the Cybercrime and a representative from a private sector and academe.

The law stated that CICC shall be created within thirty (30) days from effective date. The CICC will be manned by selected personnel and representatives from the participating agencies.

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Anti-Hacking, Cyber Crime, Fraud, Philippines Cyber Crime Law, Ra No 10175

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