Feb 242014
 February 24, 2014  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Laws

Attorney Marlon (Marnie) Tonson writes:

The Supreme Court ruling on the validity of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (Republic Act 10175) will be studied as a landmark case dealing with modern everyday information and communication technologies (ICTs) such as the Internet, cellular phones, and social media.

The 50-page majority opinion – or ponencia – was penned by SC Associate Justice Roberto Abad, who is set to retire this year on May 22. Five justices, including the chief justice, were in the minority who disagreed with some legal points in Abad’s ponencia – in particular, the treatment of cyberlibel, cybersex, and unsolicited commercial communications or “spam.”

Read more of his analysis on GMA News.

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