State of cybercrime legislation. The Philippine Congress enacted Republic Act No. or “Cybercrime Prevention Act of ” which completely address. A controversial law targeting cybercrime in the Philippines comes into effect, fuelling online protests amid censorship fears. flaws the cybercrime law in the Philippines. have. Index Terms – Cybercrime, Cybercrime Prevention. Act of (Republic Act ), E-commerce.

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The primary goals of this Plan are as follows: To prepare and secure government Infostructure; c. To raise awareness in the business sector on cyber risk and use of security measures among businesses to prevent and protect, respond and recover from attacks; and d. To raise awareness of individuals on cyber risks among users as they are las weakest links, they need to adopt the right norms in Cybersecurity.

According to the plan, there are three guide questions that will aid in jumpstarting the Cybersecurity strategy of government agencies. The same strategy can be replicated and adopted by agencies as it is rolled out and cascaded to the smallest unit of the government: Where are we now?

Conduct of inventory of information assets, information systems, computer systems, network systems, and security systems da. What do we want to achieve? How do we get there? The strategic initiatives of the government that will take place according to the NCSP are related to: Enhancing security resilience of the CII and government, public and military networks to deal with sophisticated attacks; b. Increasing efforts to promote adoption of cybersecurity cybrcrime among individuals vybercrime businesses; and c.

Growing pool of Cybersecurity experts. The NCSP distinguish also, and combine in the same frameworks, cybersecurity and cybercrime.

Namely, cybercrime focuses on investigation and prosecution reactive state while cybersecurity is on security and protection proactive state. The guiding principles of the NCSP are the following: Rule of Law ii. Autonomy and Self-Governance iii. Collaboration with Multi-Stakeholders and International Cooperation iv. Risk Based Management Approach.

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The key strategic initiatives includes: Establishment and creation of programs for local and international cooperation. It includes penal substantive rules, procedural rules and also rules on international cooperation. The Philippine Cybercrime Prevention Act of focuses on the pre-emption, prevention and prosecution of cybercrimes such as offenses against the confidentiality, integrity and availability of computer data and systems, computer-related offenses, and content-related offenses.

In addition, Section 6 thereof provides that all crimes defined and penalized by the Revised Penal Code, as amended, and special laws, if committed by, through and with the use of information and communications technologies shall be covered by the relevant provisions of this Act: Provided, That the penalty to be imposed shall be one 1 degree higher than that provided for by the Revised Penal Code, as amended, and special laws, as the case may be. Furthermore, Section 7 thereof provides that prosecution under the Cybercrime law shall be without prejudice to any liability for violation of any provision of the Revised Penal Code, as amended, or special laws.

The Philippine Cybercrime Prevention Act of also provides procedural measures to be undertaken by law enforcement authorities mandated by the law to enforce and implement its provisions.

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General rules and safeguards apply. The Philippine Constitution provides that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, nor shall any person be denied the equal protection of the laws. It is the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures of whatever nature and for any purpose shall be inviolable, and no search warrant or warrant of arrest shall issue except upon probable cause to be determined personally by the judge after examination under oath or affirmation of the complainant and the witnesses he may produce, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized.


Besides an extensive legal framework on technical aspects, there are important acts on this field respecting:. All relevant international instruments on international cooperation on criminal matters, and arrangements agreed on the basis of uniform or reciprocal legislation and domestic laws shall be given full force and effect, to the widest extent possible for the purposes of investigations or proceedings concerning crimes related to computer systems and data, or for the collection of electronic evidence of crimes.

The DOJ shall cooperate and render assistance to other contracting parties, as well as request assistance from foreign states, for purposes of detection, investigation and prosecution of offenses referred to in the Act and in the collection of evidence in electronic form in relation thereto.

The principles contained in Presidential Lqw No. In this regard, the central authority shall: Provide assistance to a requesting State in the real-time collection of traffic data cybercrimee with specified communications in the country transmitted by means of a computer system, with respect to criminal offenses defined in the Act for which real-time collection of traffic data would be available, subject to the provisions of Section 13 hereof; i.

Provide assistance cybeecrime a requesting State in the real-time collection, recording or interception of content data of specified communications transmitted by means of a computer system, subject to the provision of Section 13 hereof; j.

Allow another State to: Access publicly available stored computer data located in the country or elsewhere; or 4. Access or receive, through a computer system located in the country, stored computer data located in another country, if rs other State obtains the lawful and voluntary consent of the person who has the lawful authority to disclose the data to said other State through that computer system.

Receive a request of another State for it to order or obtain the expeditious preservation of data stored by means of a computer system located within the country, relative to which the requesting State shall submit a request for mutual assistance for the search or similar access, seizure or similar securing, or disclosure of the stored computer data: A request for preservation of data under this section shall specify: The authority seeking the preservation; vii.

The offense that is the subject of a criminal investigation or proceedings and a brief summary of the related facts; viii. The stored computer data to be preserved and its rw to the offense; ix.

The 1175 of the preservation; and x. That the requesting State shall submit a request for mutual assistance for the search or similar access, seizure or similar securing, or disclosure of the stored computer data.

Upon receiving the request from another State, the DOJ and law enforcement agencies shall take all appropriate measures to expeditiously preserve the specified data, in accordance with the Act and other pertinent laws. For the purposes of responding to a request for preservation, dual criminality shall not be required cybfrcrime a condition; 8.


A request for preservation may only be refused if: The request concerns an offense that the Philippine Government considers as a political offense or an offense connected with a political offense; or iv.

The Philippine Government considers the execution of the request to be prejudicial to its sovereignty, security, public order or other national interest. The requesting State cybercrome determine whether its request should be executed; and Any preservation effected in response to the request referred to in paragraph d shall be for a period not less than sixty 60 days, in order to enable the requesting State to submit a request for the search or similar access, seizure or similar securing, or disclosure of the data.

Following the receipt of such a request, the data shall continue to be preserved pending a decision on that request. Accommodate request from another State to search, access, seize, secure, or disclose data stored by means of a computer system located within the country, including data that has been preserved under cybercri,e previous subsection.

The Philippine Government shall respond to the request through the proper application of international instruments, arrangements and laws, ,aw in accordance with the following rules: The request shall be responded to on an expedited cybercriime where: There are grounds to believe that relevant data is particularly vulnerable to loss or modification; or iv. The instruments, arrangements and laws referred to in paragraph b of this section otherwise provide for expedited cooperation.

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The requesting State must maintain the confidentiality of the fact or the subject of request for assistance lzw cooperation. It may only use the requested information subject to the conditions specified in the grant.

Make a request to any foreign state for assistance for purposes of detection, investigation and prosecution of offenses referred vybercrime in the Act; n. The criminal offenses described under Chapter II of the Act shall be deemed to be included as extraditable offenses in any extradition treaty where the Philippines is a party: Provided, That the offense is punishable under the laws of both Parties concerned by deprivation of liberty for a minimum period of at least one year or by a more severe penalty.

The Secretary of Justice shall designate appropriate State Counsels to handle all matters of international cooperation as provided in this rule. For Cybercrime cases, however, the DOJ — Office of Cybercrime handles international mutual assistance, and supports the Legal Staff in technical aspects.

Status regarding Budapest Convention Status: Observer See legal lxw. Cybercrime legislation State of cybercrime legislation. Relevant provisions are Republic Act No. Related laws and regulations. Besides an extensive legal framework on technical aspects, there are important acts on this field respecting: These courts now have the power to try and decide cases covered by the Cybercrime Prevention Act within their respective territorial jurisdictions.

Accordingly, Cybercrime cases shall now be filed with the Office of the Clerk of Court in the official station of the proper cybercrime court. International cooperation Legal Framework. Competent ctbercrime and channels. RAHOM, as petitioners, vs. Sources and links http: