cybersecurity in the philippines

All About Cybersecurity in the Philippines

Cyber Attack Cyber Practices

This article will discuss cybersecurity in the Philippines. This will also discuss different offenses. Regarding unauthorized access.

Cybersecurity in the Philippines was essential. The government also does its best in implementing it.

Accessing third-party data without authorization. Is also illegal under some laws in the Philippines. 

If the data is accessed and stored by a third party. Without permission also from the owner. 


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The access and storage may be considered to be an offense. And that will also be punishable by law. Because it is an offense against confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Of the computer’s data and systems.

Example of Offences

Illegal Interception

It is the interception made by a professional. This also means without the right of any non-public passage of computer data.

This could be to, from, or within a computer system. That also includes electromagnetic emissions from a computer system. That is carrying computer information.

Illegal Access

Access to the whole or any part of a computer system. Without also having a right to do such a thing.

Data Interference

The intended or wild change and damaging. Also, deletion or deterioration of computer information. 

Not just that. But also, electronic documents and electronic data messages. Without also any right to do that. And including the entrance or transmission of viruses.

System Interference

The intended change or reckless hindering of a computer. It happens by coding and sending data. And also, breaking and erasing it. 

Also, deteriorating and changing the data. And crushing computer programs. Such as automated documents and electronic data messages. Without the authority. And including the entrance or transmission of viruses.

Misuse of Devices

The use and distribution without right, of the following:

  • A computer password, code, or similar data. In which the whole or any part of a computer system. Is capable of being accessed with the wrong plan. That it will be used for the goal of doing offenses.
  • A computer program was designed. For the purpose of committing any of the offenses.

The Cybercrime Act in the Philippines

There is a data privacy act in the Philippines. What does it do?

It punishes the illegal access of a person. Who violates data confidentiality. And also the security data systems. Or any system where personal and sensitive personal data is put.

The Cybercrime Act has terms. It commands the service provider to save computer data.

Now, they can access the saved data. That will happen after having a court warrant. In such a way, it will submit the subscriber’s information. And also the traffic data in the service provider’s control.

In turn, the revealed information may show data. As to what information has been accessed. And who accessed the data. And also how they use the information.

However, the Cybercrime Act requires service providers to store traffic data. Any data including:

  • communication’s origin, 
  • destination, 
  • route, 
  • time, 
  • date, 
  • size, 
  • duration, and also
  • type of underlying service.

And that is for a period of six months. From the date of the data transaction.

But, law enforcement authorities may order a one-time extension. In this procedure, the service provider is ordered. By law to keep the order confidential.

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