Republic Act 10175, also known as the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, took a total of 11 years to be passed. It’s supposed to be the government’s solution to hacking, spamming, pornography, and other Internet crimes that should rightfully be punished.

The law can be considered to be very timely, especially considering the increase in instances of trolling, bashing, cyberbullying, and hacking on websites and social media platforms both here and abroad. This law could just make more responsible netizens out of us.

However, a lot of people have questioned the law’s constitutionality, as it contains several problematic clauses that impinge on the Filipinos’ rights, leading some people to dub it the “e-Martial Law.”

So, what’s the fuss all about? Read on to get the 101 on this controversial law.

(Photo by Brian Klug via Flickr Creative Commons)

Recommended Videos
Personal Loan Calculator
Use this calculator to know how much you'll be paying based on current interests of banks.*
This is required.
This is required.
*Rates can change without prior notice.
Get the latest updates from Female Network
Subscribe to our Newsletter!
Trending on Network

Latest Stories

Short Haircut Ideas for Pinays With Curly Hair, According to an Expert

The best part about going short is it can save you a lot of products!

This Travel Agency Owner Put up an Isaw Business During the Pandemic

Through Bulilit Kitchen, she's able to provide jobs for tricycle drivers and housewives in her hometown, Cavite.

This Pinay Became a Medical Frontliner After Being Laid Off as a Flight Attendant

Madel Thelia Lucena let her wings rest and returned to her career as a medical technologist.

Ways to Organize Your Important Documents in Case of Emergency

Make sure other family members have access to these documents just in case.
Load More Stories