Cyberspace World War – CYBERCRIME PREVENTION ACT 2012
Twitter, Facebook, Multiply, Tumblr, Wattpad, Youtube, Myspace, and other social-networking sites and blogs have been protesting last month all because of one law. It was just all because of one republic act that they did not even tried to read completely, the CYBERCRIME LAW. As written in the order of the congress, the Republic Act No. 10175, also known as the “Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012” recognizes the importance of providing an environment conducive to the development, acceleration, and rational application and exploitation of information and communications technology to attain free, easy, and intelligible access to exchange and delivery of information and the need to protect and safeguard the integrity of computer, computer and communications systems, networks, and databases, and the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and data stored therein, from all forms of misuse, abuse, and illegal access by making punishable under the law such conduct or conducts. In short, this law was proposed to give punishment for those people who have committed crimes in relation with the internet and to give justice for those people they have done wrong. To be honest, at first I was one of those billions of Filipinos who become a part of the protest for the Cybercrime Law on Facebook. I liked their posts about them being an Anti-Cybercrime Law supporter, but sorry to burst the bubbles of those who are still protesting, I never tried to change my profile picture nor my profile cover to a BLACK one. I just can’t see the essence of changing the pictures to black for the protest. Well, looking into the big picture, there are many benefits that us consumers will have once the law commences. One of these is the protection against unauthorized accesses to one’s personal computer or network or what we call ‘HACKING’. It was also stated that the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 provides safety and...
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