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Maria Ressa arrest tests the bounds of Philippine cyber libel law

Feb 14, 2019 - 8:45 AM

‘This is a legal point that perhaps I think is something that we can bring up all the way to the Supreme Court,’ says leading cyber lawyer and Rappler counsel JJ DIsini

DETAINED. Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa is detained overnight at the NBI Cybercrime Division office after her arrest on February 13, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, March 19-25, 2018

Mar 25, 2018 - 2:02 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

Consent and Facebook's data scandal: Know what you're signing up for

Mar 24, 2018 - 8:26 PM

In an age when Facebook has become a staple in daily life, how can an average person protect his or her personal data online?

Rappler Talk: Is it time to #DeleteFacebook?

Mar 23, 2018 - 9:24 AM

The Cambridge Analytica controversy and the #DeleteFacebook movement that resulted from it highlight the perils of harvested personal data

State surveillance: A necessary evil?

Mar 16, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Proponents of state surveillance argue that monitoring individuals is necessary in the interest of 'national security'. But who defines what 'national security' is? To what extent is state surveillance legal?

What you need to know about state surveillance

Mar 10, 2018 - 11:45 AM

The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte purchased communications surveillance equipment from the UK. What should citizens know about state monitoring?

MONITOR. Reports in February revealed the Duterte administration purchased spyware from the British government.

Rappler's cyber libel case will make Cybercrime Law unconstitutional – lawyer

Mar 09, 2018 - 7:49 PM

(UPDATED) The crime of online libel didn't exist at the time the Rappler story was published. 'If respondents are charged by the government, it would make the cybercrime act an ex post facto law' which is prohibited under the Constitution, says top cybercrime lawyer JJ Disini.

Maria inside the NBI Cybercrime office on January 22, 2018. Photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler

How cyber libel complaint versus Rappler can endanger the press

Jan 23, 2018 - 5:36 PM

This means any previous libel case 'can be reopened' if the story concerned remains online, warns Rappler CEO Maria Ressa

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Jan 22, 2018 - 9:18 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Rappler libel complaint dangerous for media, bloggers – cyber lawyer

Jan 22, 2018 - 1:00 PM

NBI Cybercrime Division chief Manuel Eduarte says a search warrant against Rappler is highly unlikely

Maria Ressa answers question from the media  Photo by Leanne Jazul / Rappler

Data Privacy Act compliance 'not just a checklist' – NPC exec

Oct 12, 2017 - 5:34 PM

Ensuring the protection of Filipinos' personal information should not be seen as a burden, says National Privacy Commission official Ivy Patdu at a seminar on data privacy

DATA PRIVACY. NPC Deputy Commissioner Ivy Patdu speaks at the 'Countdown to Data Privacy' seminar of Disini & Disini Law Office on October 11, 2017. Screengrab from Rappler video

#2030NOW: Innovators, regulators clash on new technology

Sep 16, 2017 - 4:36 PM

The recent deadlock between LTFRB and companies Grab and Uber reflects the challenges encountered by innovators clashing with government regulators

#TalkThursday: On the constitutional Cybercrime law

Feb 22, 2014 - 10:39 AM

Rappler talks to top technology law expert JJ Disini and lawyer Chris Lao a cyber bullying victim on the Cybercrime law

Outvoted SC justice in Cybercrime ruling wants libel decriminalized

Feb 21, 2014 - 7:44 PM

Junior Justice Marvic Leonen says there are less draconian alternatives such as civil actions

Libel in the age of like

Feb 21, 2014 - 5:53 PM

In the age of social media if someone merely shares a potentially libelous story on his Facebook wall he cannot be sued for libel because he is not the original author of the post

Rappler Newscast | February 20, 2014

Feb 20, 2014 - 10:37 PM

Miriam: SC ruling on online libel erroneous Disini: Cybercrime has chilling effect on freedom of speech Live rounds used in Kiev clashes

The Cybercrime law in 2014

Jan 27, 2014 - 3:37 PM

Rappler talks to lawyer JJ Disini on how the Cybercrime law could fare in 2014

'Libel gone is best-case scenario for SC Cybercrime ruling'

Jan 26, 2014 - 12:09 AM

Anything can happen with the Supreme Court ruling on the cybercrime law The SC can even rule against libel altogether not just online libel

Rappler Newscast | January 24, 2014

Jan 24, 2014 - 8:35 PM

Bangsamoro peace panels close to a final peace agreement ERC Chief Ducut not quitting Intellectual property expert cites cybercrime law problems

Cybercrime law: To junk or amend?

Jan 20, 2013 - 10:23 AM

University of the Philippines professor JJ Disini says only certain provisions of the law are bad and the rest can stay

Justices to cyberlaw critics: How about Chris Lao case?

Jan 15, 2013 - 10:35 PM

SC justices ask cybercrime law critics: How about Chris Lao case? What of victims of cyberbullying?

5 lawyers to face SC on cybercrime law

Jan 15, 2013 - 7:02 AM

Would the Supreme Court act on the case even in the absence of actual controversy involving it?

FOR INTERNET FREEDOM. Members of the Philippine Internet Freedom Alliance (PIFA) protest against the Cybercrime Law outside the gate of the Supreme Court in Padre Faura, Manila, October 2, 2012. Photo by Purple Romero.

Child sex porn may be cyber law test case

Oct 09, 2012 - 3:57 PM

A victim of child sex porn files the first complaint under the Cybercrime Prevention Act