Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Supreme Court Heard Their Plea

With numerous petitions to stop the Cyber Crime law, at last today the SC issued its first ruling:

An excerpt below:


The Supreme Court (SC) has issued a temporary restraining order against the highly controversial Cybercrime Prevention Law, following several petitions to amend or junk it. In its en banc session Tuesday, SC barrrf the government from implementing the controversial Cybercrime Prevention Act.

 The TRO is already in force, and will remain so for 120 days. According to the TRO signed by SC Clerk of Court Enriqueta Vidal, the Office of the Solicitor General has 10 days to comment on petitions filed against the Cybercrime Law. The Supreme Court deliberated on 15 petitions asking it to void the Cybercrime Law and resolved to have them consolidated. 

 The Court has also set oral arguments on the petitions on January 15, 2013. At the same time, the Department of Justice will follow the SC order to put the implementation of the Cybercrime Prevention Act on hold, DoJ Secretary Leila de Lima said Tuesday.