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Anti-terrorism law weak, Senate wants longer surveillance, detention of suspects

Oct 01, 2018 - 7:28 PM

Proposed amendments to the Human Security Act include increasing surveillance to at least 90 days and detention to at least 30 days for 'suspected terrorists'

MONITOR. Amendments to the Human Security act eye longer periods of surveillance and detention.

Prone to abuse: State surveillance as a tool to silence critics

Mar 18, 2018 - 12:18 PM

Human rights activists say the conduct of both physical and communication surveillance is prone to abuse and is a violation of a citizen's right to privacy

You think your data, communication devices are safe? Think again

Mar 17, 2018 - 11:01 PM

According to privacy rights group Privacy International, there have been at least 7 recorded sales of surveillance equipment to the Philippines

ACCESS. Information and communications on a person's device can be accessed through the use of different types of equipment and software.

State surveillance: A necessary evil?

Mar 16, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Proponents of state surveillance argue that monitoring individuals is necessary in the interest of 'national security'. But who defines what 'national security' is? To what extent is state surveillance legal?

What you need to know about state surveillance

Mar 10, 2018 - 11:45 AM

The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte purchased communications surveillance equipment from the UK. What should citizens know about state monitoring?

MONITOR. Reports in February revealed the Duterte administration purchased spyware from the British government.

Malacañang defends Cabinet 'right to privacy' in SALN

Sep 23, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says that 'those working in the government, such as members of the Cabinet, still have the right to privacy'

India's top court says privacy is a fundamental right

Aug 24, 2017 - 3:50 PM

This landmark verdict could have a major impact on the government s biometric program which has recorded the fingerprints and iris scans of more than one billion Indians

(FILES) This file photo taken on January 18, 2017 shows an Indian visitor giving a thumb impression to withdraw money from his bank account with his Aadhaar or Unique Identification (UID) card during a Digi Dhan Mela, held to promote digital payment, in Hyderabad. India's Supreme Court ruled August 24 that citizens have a constitutional right to privacy, a landmark verdict that could have wide-reaching implications for the government's biometric programme which holds data on over one billion people.  / AFP PHOTO / Noah SEELAM

Europe court: Employers can monitor workers' online chats

Jan 13, 2016 - 6:25 PM

Talking about personal matters online while at work? European firms are allowed to check court says

SC: STC did not violate students' right to privacy

Oct 23, 2014 - 9:45 PM

Students of STC Cebu who were penalized in 2012 for posting bikini clad photos of themselves on Facebook are told by the High Court that the school is not in violation of the students right to privacy

IN THE LIMELIGHT. St Theresa's College Cebu takes center stage after it disallows 5 of its students from joining graduation rites.

Right to privacy must be UN priority – Brazil's Rousseff

Nov 03, 2013 - 9:26 AM

Rousseff: We consider that privacy on the Internet is part of human rights and its defense must receive priority treatment in UN discussions

INTERNET PRIVACY PRIORITY. In this file photo Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil, addresses the general debate of the 68th session of the General Assembly, 24 September 2013, at the United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas