Angara hopes separability clause will save cybercrime law pending in SC, amid alarm on child porn

MANILA, Philippines – Former Senator Edgardo Angara on Sunday expressed hope for the immediate resolution of the petition in the Supreme Court stopping implementation of the Cyber Crime Prevention Act of 2012, so the law can be used to stop child pornography in cyberspace.

“I hope the Supreme Court can finally decide the matter because the incidence of cyber bullying, invasion to privacy and hacking is rising. They can steal your identity, use your credit card, get your money from the ATM—things like that. And the incidence of such things has risen since a temporary restraining order was issued against the cybercrime law,” said Angara, speaking in Filipino. He is chief author of the law that he said was crafted primarily to deter criminals, but which bore controversial provisions that drew the ire of netizens and civil libertarians.

Read more: http://www.interaksyon.com/article/78989/angara-hopes-separability-clause-will-save-cybercrime-law-pending-in-sc-amid-alarm-on-child-porn

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