30 Jul Cybercrime Investigation and Prosecution
On July 30, 2020, Disini Law in partnership with the Digital Freedom Network (DFN), hosted the webinar Cybercrime Investigation and Prosecution as part of the series Digital Transformation Thursdays (DTT).
Court of Tax Appeals Justice Maria Rowena Modesto San Pedro distinguished between ordinary warrants and the Warrants to Search, Seize, and Examine Computer Data. The discussions on the Rules on Cybercrime Warrants included tips in preparing the application for cybercrime warrants, remedies, common defenses, and pieces of evidence suggested to rebut these defenses.
Atty. Angiereen Medina, State Counsel of the Department of Justice, Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC), provided an overview on the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, including the roles of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) in fighting cybercrime. She reiterated the guidelines presented in DOJ-OOC Advisory opinion No. 1, series of 2018 to clarify common misnomers about the procedure followed in filing cyber-related complaints.
Senior Agent Francis Senora of the Anti-Cybercrime Division-National Bureau of Investigation talked about the recent cybercrime trends in the Philippines. Senior Agent Senora highlighted the need for a stronger internet culture where internet users are extra cautious and are able to reinforce security measures. He concluded his talk by asking the public to report cyber-related crimes to the NBI.