NBI cybercrime investigator admits the Philippines’ judicial system is "too Jurassic" to deal with cybercrimes

Congratulations, you just made cybercriminals very happy.

Tom Noda of Newsbytes.ph reports that no less than an official from the National Bureau of Investigation's (NBI) Cybercrime division has admitted that the country's criminal justice system as being "too jurassic" to deal with cybercrime such as cyber pornography and software piracy.


The report quoted Joey Narciso, Special Investigator III of the NBI's cybercrime division, as saying in a forum that "cybercrime, being a high tech crime, poses a lot of challenges for the general public, law enforcers, prosecutors and judges." As proof of the Philippines' archaic justice system, Narciso said he often has difficulty obtaining search warrants from judges because he is forced to explain the nature of a high-tech cybercrime to them first.


He also noted that going after cybercriminals is be tough because while the perpetrators of cybercrimes can easily cover their tracks with sophisticated methods, not all policemen are trained in digital forensics and handling digital evidence.


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