Citizens, netizens set Oct 2 Day of Action vs. Cybercrime Law
Groups opposing Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Law signed by President Benigno Aquino III, will troop to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, October 2, to challenge the law which they say violates the people’s constitutional right to free speech and free expression.
The Day of Action against Aquino’s Cybercrime Law is supported by umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan), Kabataan Partylist, Computer Professionals Union (CPU) and other cause-oriented organizations. Bloggers and netizens will also join the activity.
Bayan will urge the Supreme Court to give due course to all the petitions filed and will be filed against the draconian cybercrime law.
Five petitions against the controversial cybercrime law were filed at the Supreme Court.
“The new cybercrime law reeks with potential violations of our constitutional rights including our right to privacy and right against unreasonable searches and seizures,” said Renato Reyes, secretary general of Bayan.
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