News Summary: Philippine cybercrime law suspended
ON HOLD: The Philippine Supreme Court has suspended implementation of the country's anti-cybercrime law while it decides whether certain provisions violate civil liberties.
ABOUT THE LAW: The law, signed last month, aims to combat Internet crimes such as hacking, identity theft, spamming, cybersex and online child pornography.
THE CONCERNS: Journalists and rights groups oppose the law because it makes online libel a crime and because it blocks access to websites deemed to violate the law. They fear such provisions will be used by politicians to silence critics, and say the law also violates freedom of expression and due process.
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