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Supreme Court Decision re. Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012

These consolidated petitions seek to declare several provisions of Republic Act (R.A.) 10175, the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, unconstitutional and void.

In particular, “the Court DECLARES: 1. VOID for being UNCONSTITUTIONAL:

a. Section 4(c)(3) of Republic Act 10175 that penalizes posting of unsolicited commercial communications;

b. Section 12 that authorizes the collection or recording of traffic data in real-time; and

c. Section 19 of the same Act that authorizes the Department of Justice to restrict or block access to suspected Computer Data.”

Philippines-Cybercrime Prevention Act-Supreme Court decision-2014-eng (full text in English, PDF)

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