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Rappler's latest stories on cybercrime law


[PODCAST] Law of Duterte Land: The problems with the Cybercrime Law

Jun 24, 2020 - 11:35 AM

Did you know that during the 2013 Supreme Court oral arguments on the Cybercrime Prevention Act, then Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza categorically said that cyber libel has a prescription period of only one year?

Rappler+ Webinar: Facing the cyber libel verdict

Jun 19, 2020 - 2:41 PM

Happening Monday, June 22, 2 pm

Maria Ressa arrest tests the bounds of Philippine cyber libel law

Feb 14, 2019 - 8:45 AM

‘This is a legal point that perhaps I think is something that we can bring up all the way to the Supreme Court,’ says leading cyber lawyer and Rappler counsel JJ DIsini

DETAINED. Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa is detained overnight at the NBI Cybercrime Division office after her arrest on February 13, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Is dating app Tinder blocked in the Philippines?

Nov 22, 2018 - 7:11 PM

(UPDATED) Tinder appears to be blocked on both PLDT Home and Smart, prompting users to question why

NBI junks cyber libel complaint vs Rappler

Feb 22, 2018 - 2:59 PM

The NBI's legal and evaluation service says the complaint has gone beyond the one-year prescriptive period for libel

Maria Ressa answers question from the media  Photo by Leanne Jazul / Rappler

Rappler answers cyber libel complaint at NBI

Feb 01, 2018 - 12:23 PM

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa asks the National Bureau of Investigation to stop the investigation for lack of legal basis

Atty Gemo files a counter-affidavit for the cyber libel complaint against Rappler's Maria Ressa and Reynaldo Santos at the NBI cybercrime office on February 1, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Can you remove 'harmful' info about yourself that's online?

Jan 22, 2018 - 10:08 PM

Landmark cases in Australia and the European Union invoking the principle of 'The Right to be Forgotten' involve only Google, as a search engine, and not news media outlets

Rappler libel complaint dangerous for media, bloggers – cyber lawyer

Jan 22, 2018 - 1:00 PM

NBI Cybercrime Division chief Manuel Eduarte says a search warrant against Rappler is highly unlikely

Maria Ressa answers question from the media  Photo by Leanne Jazul / Rappler

NBI on Rappler, HRW on Duterte, Pope Francis marries couple on papal plane | Midday wRap

Jan 19, 2018 - 12:36 PM

Watch the the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

NBI summons Rappler CEO Ressa, reporter over cybercrime complaint

Jan 18, 2018 - 7:52 PM

The complaint is filed by Wilfredo Keng, a businessman Rappler reported on in 2012 for alleged favors given to impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona

FAST FACTS: What is cyber sedition?

Jun 16, 2017 - 11:30 AM

The Philippine government says it will soon be arresting one suspect for spreading terrorist propaganda online in relation to the Marawi crisis

Is Comelec liable for website data leak?

Apr 11, 2016 - 9:45 AM

A data privacy lawyer believes the poll body could be sued for failing to protect personal information However a former Comelec lawyer argues that liability depends on the nature of the leaked data

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2014 'Wagi at lugi,' winners and losers

Dec 20, 2014 - 1:00 PM

You may or may not agree with some of the choices We d like to hear from you so let us know if we have a common deck for this year s winners and losers under this section

De Lima warns Ebola rumor-mongers: You can land in jail

Nov 10, 2014 - 10:01 PM

Investigators are tracing who posted the false article online that there s Ebola in Quezon City Those who shared the hoax online may also be held liable

RESERVED. A nurse wearing a protective suit stands in front of the door of the isolation room reserved for possible Ebola cases in the country inside the Lung Center of the Philippines in Quezon City. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

#FightChildPorn! Netizens weigh in

Oct 31, 2014 - 7:45 PM

What can you do to help end the selling of sex photos and videos involving Filipino children?

Philippines to block online child porn on most devices

Oct 29, 2014 - 5:03 PM

Roughly 46 of cybercrime cases handled by the authorities are related to online child abuse while 25 are related to online extortion says Justice Secretary Leila de Lima

NBI nabs 8 Koreans in QC cybercrime bust

Oct 21, 2014 - 5:17 PM

The suspects allegedly cloned credit cards to buy and then sell products online

Woman to be first charged under PH cybercrime law

Jun 15, 2014 - 7:20 PM

The suspect may face 6 years in jail if found guilty for transferring thousands of dollars to her bank account using fraudulent computer data

SC denies bids to review Cybercrime law ruling

Apr 22, 2014 - 4:40 PM

The SC denies the motions for reconsideration on the Cybercrime law filed by at least 5 sets of petitioners

DENIED. The Supreme Court denies bid to have the ruling on the Cybercrime law reviewed. File photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Public consultations on IRR of Cybercrime Law set

Apr 04, 2014 - 4:01 PM

The IRR as drafted by the government s technical working groups may undergo revisions after month long public consultations that begin next week


Mar 17, 2014 - 6:00 PM

You get aroused you get your kicks you get orgasms you call it cybersex Cybersex is sex It is not pornography It is not public It is a choice


Cybersex, media, privacy, and the cybercrime law

Mar 04, 2014 - 4:47 PM

In this concluding part, we explain key provisions that touch on cybersex, online child pornography, media freedom, and the right to privacy

Making sense of online libel

Mar 03, 2014 - 7:01 PM

This is the 1st part of a list of questions that constitutes an explainer on the Supreme Court's decision. We initially focus on online libel.

The Cyber Chastity Act of 2014

Mar 02, 2014 - 2:28 PM

It s as if the addition of the word cyber to sex suddenly and incomprehensibly made sexual activity a criminal act

Can't understand the jargon in the Cybercrime Law?

Mar 01, 2014 - 11:41 PM

Rappler explains the petitions filed against the Cybercrime Law and some of the terms in the Supreme Court decision

CHAINED NETIZEN. A protester demonstrates his interpretation of the effect of the Cybercrime Prevention Act in front of the Supreme Court along Padre Faura Street, Manila last October 2012. File photo by Hoang Vu

The future of libel

Feb 27, 2014 - 9:42 AM

The need by the legislature and courts to rethink our libel laws is becoming more relevant especially with the widespread use of the internet

NBI raids cybersex den in Navotas City

Feb 26, 2014 - 7:05 PM

Information on the Navotas den was tipped off by the United States Homeland Security to the DOJ Office of Cybercrime in 2013

Cyber Martial Law – What are you afraid of?

Feb 24, 2014 - 8:53 PM

With the government regulating and documenting our every word and move we have gone back to the dark ages where democracy is dead

#TalkThursday: On the constitutional Cybercrime law

Feb 22, 2014 - 10:39 AM

Rappler talks to top technology law expert JJ Disini and lawyer Chris Lao a cyber bullying victim on the Cybercrime law

Cybercrime ruling creates chilling effect on Luisita farmworkers

Feb 21, 2014 - 10:08 PM

Advocates supporting Hacienda Luisista farmworkers are against the Cybercrime law s provision on online libel

LUISITA WATCH. A group of advocates and NGOs supporting Hacienda Luisita farmworkers came together and launched 'Luisita Watch,' which aims to raise awareness about the struggles of Luisita farmworkers. Photo by Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler

FULL TEXT: Cybercrime law constitutional – Supreme Court

Feb 21, 2014 - 7:44 PM

UPDATED Decision of the Supreme Court upholding most provisions of Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012

Libel in the age of like

Feb 21, 2014 - 5:53 PM

In the age of social media if someone merely shares a potentially libelous story on his Facebook wall he cannot be sued for libel because he is not the original author of the post

Miriam to Recto: Prioritize crowdsourced Web freedom bill

Feb 21, 2014 - 3:48 PM

Senator Ralph Recto s committee will start hearing cybercrime bills on March 3 two weeks after the Supreme Court declared online libel constitutional

CYBERCRIME PROTESTS. Bloggers, human rights advocates and activists held protests against the Cybercrime Law in October. File photo by Purple Romero

#TalkThursday with Neri Colmenares

Feb 21, 2014 - 11:17 AM

Rappler talks to Bayan Muna representative Neri Colmenares

Rappler Newscast | February 20, 2014

Feb 20, 2014 - 10:37 PM

Miriam: SC ruling on online libel erroneous Disini: Cybercrime has chilling effect on freedom of speech Live rounds used in Kiev clashes

Miriam: SC ruling on online libel erroneous

Feb 20, 2014 - 11:08 AM

Here we have case of jurisprudence trailing after technology because of lack of understanding

ERRONEOUS? Sen Miriam Santiago after the press briefing. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Rappler Newscast | February 19, 2014

Feb 19, 2014 - 10:10 PM

Aquino: criminalizing online libel won’t curb free speech A report says the PH is 3rd most dangerous country for journalists in 2013 CA confirms promotion of 2 generals tagged in human rights cases

Frustrated with e-libel, netizens post #NonLibelousTweet

Feb 19, 2014 - 7:36 PM

Have you mastered the art of the NonLibelousTweet? These netizens have

Cybercrime law constitutional - SC

Feb 19, 2014 - 5:45 PM

The Supreme Court rules most provisions of the beleaguered Cybercrime Prevention Act are constitutional

Marcos files bill amending ‘e-martial law’

Feb 19, 2014 - 4:46 PM

Marcos calls for the protection of free speech online by filing a bill lowering the penalty for online libel in the cybercrime law

Rappler Newscast | February 18, 2014

Feb 18, 2014 - 10:48 PM

The SC says online libel is constitutional Estrada says witness Tuason offered pork barrel deals to other senators UN team: Kim Jong Un should be charged with crimes against humanity

Sotto: E-libel verdict ‘vindicates’ me

Feb 18, 2014 - 7:41 PM

The senator who drew flak for this provision in the anti cybercrime law asks: How can celebrities seek redress after having sex videos released without their consent?

SC rules online libel constitutional

Feb 18, 2014 - 6:34 PM

2nd UPDATE The High Court strikes down only 3 Cybercrime Law provisions including one that gives the justice department the power to take down online content without a court warrant It also rules online libel to be constitutional with one exception

CONSTITUTIONAL. Supreme Court spokesman Ted Te announces ruling on the Cybercrime law. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

TIMELINE: The road to SC's Cybercrime Law verdict

Feb 18, 2014 - 3:11 PM

The Supreme Court decision on the controversial Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 can be traced all the way to Sept 12 2012 when President Aquino first signed it into law

'Complicated voting' on cybercrime law

Feb 04, 2014 - 1:05 PM

The NBI looks forward to a favorable decision saying it will help in terms of law enforcement legal defense and deterrence to cybercrimes

The Cybercrime law in 2014

Jan 27, 2014 - 3:37 PM

Rappler talks to lawyer JJ Disini on how the Cybercrime law could fare in 2014

Rappler Newscast | January 24, 2014

Jan 24, 2014 - 8:35 PM

Bangsamoro peace panels close to a final peace agreement ERC Chief Ducut not quitting Intellectual property expert cites cybercrime law problems

Q and A: What PH can learn from global Internet debate

Oct 28, 2013 - 10:01 AM

Filipino delegates to a global Internet forum say vague laws threatened Internet freedom in the Philippines

Distrust and the post-Snowden Internet

Oct 27, 2013 - 9:58 PM

Surveillance dominates the global debate on Internet policy and erodes trust in the US other governments and companies

Cybercrime law mars PH net freedom – global report

Oct 03, 2013 - 10:44 PM

A report of US based Freedom House says Internet freedom in the Philippines declined primarily because of the notorious restrictive and punitive law

Photo by Hoang Vu