Cybercrime law is suspended by Philippines court

The Philippines’ top court has suspended a controversial law targeting cybercrime, following protests by critics who say it stifles free speech.The new law, called the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, came into effect earlier this month.It was intended to prevent online child pornography, identity theft and spamming, officials say. Reports say a 120-day suspension is in place. see:High Court in Philippines Suspends Contentious Internet Law
The Supreme Court of the Philippines suspended a new Internet law on Tuesday that critics had said could lead to imprisonment for sharing posts on social media.”We respect and will abide by it,” Justice Secretary Leila de Lima wrote in a text message to reporters on Tuesday, referring to the court’s unanimous decision to suspend enforcement of the law for 120 days. “Our advocacy for a safe cyberspace and interdiction of organized crime will continue.”

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