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House approves on final reading cybercrime bill By Charlie V. Manalo 05/27/2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

House approves on final reading cybercrime bill

By Charlie V. Manalo 05/27/2012

The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill that defines and punishes cybercrime to prevent and suppress its proliferation.

House Bill 5808, authored by Reps. Susan Yap (Tarlac), Eric Owen Singson (Ilocos Sur), Marcelino Teodoro (Marikina City) and Juan Edgardo Angara (Aurora), complies with the declared policy of the State which recognizes the increasingly vital role of information and communications technology as an enabler of key industries such as banking, broadcasting, business process outsourcing, electronic commerce and telecommunications, and as a driving force for the nation’s overall social and economic development.

The passage of HB 5808, otherwise known as the “Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012,” will enable the State to adopt sufficient powers to effectively prevent and combat all forms of misuse, abuse and illegal access by facilitating their detection, investigation, arrest and prosecution at both the domestic and international levels, and by providing arrangements for fast and reliable international cooperation..... MORE

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