Supreme Court issues 120-day temporary restraining order vs. Cybercrime Prevention Act

Ira Pedrasa of ABS-CBNNews.com reports that on Tuesday, October 9, the Supreme Court (SC) "unanimously issued a 120-day temporary restraining order (TRO) on Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012."

Ira Pedrasa of ABS-CBNNews.com reports that on Tuesday, October 9, the Supreme Court (SC) "unanimously issued a 120-day temporary restraining order (TRO) on Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012." The report also noted that "sources also said the SC will hold oral arguments on the issue on January 15, 2013."

 

The report explained: "The TRO stops law enforcement agencies such as the Department of Justice (DOJ), the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), and even the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) from implementing the assailed provisions of the controversial law." The report also pointed out that "the SC has received a total of 15 petitions questioning several provisions of RA 10175 including the one on online libel and the real-time collection of data."

 

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