First case filed under the Cybercrime Law


After the controversial Cybercrime Prevention Act was signed by President Benigno S. Aquino III on September 12, 2012 and took effect on October 3, the Department of Justice (DOJ) reported that the first case under the said law was filed on the very first day of implementation.

According to the DOJ, the case filed in their office was regarding a sex video that involves a minor posted and in a website and was then been shared to other online portals.

The family of the victim seeked the help of DOJ to put a stop to the video being circulated in the cyberspace and pursue whoever are responsible in uploading the video online.

However, sources from the justice department said that they could not give proper action yet for this case since the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Cybercrime law are still being finalized.

A dialogue is happening today the Department of Justice (DoJ) for the drafting of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the said law. The dialogue will be spearheaded by the DoJ, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Science and Technology (DoST), and various stakeholders to discuss if amendments would still be needed.

But the bigger news is that, the Supreme Court has already issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the implementation of the law.

Now the question of the victim’s family, “what will happen to our case?”

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