ICTO still hopeful on Cybercrime Law as SC issues TRO

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The high court was acting on the 15 petitions filed before it questioning the constitutionality of the Cybercrime Law. The Information and Communications Technology (ICTO), however, said it is hopeful that the law can still be fixed. At the forum held at the Landbank Plaza in Malate, Manila on Tuesday, Oct. 9, stakeholders from the local ICT industry converged to tackle the contentious provisions of the law. DOJ assistant secretary Geronimo Sy said during his presentation that there were many misconceptions being floated against the law, among them the so-called ?takedown? provision. ?I urge the public not to use the term ?takedown? liberally as taking down a website needs digital forensic and analysis. This is different from restricting and blocking as provided under the law,? he said. ?Blocking access is also the least of hierarchy that we give at the DOJ,? he added. At the forum, Sy also said a sex video of an abused Filipino woman has become the first case to be docketed under the Cybercrime Law. But, with the TRO issued by the SC, the case will have to wait a little longer before the DOJ proceeds with its prosecution.]]>

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