NO ONE likes spam, unless it comes from a can.

That being said, spamming, or the transmission of unsolicited commercial communications, was included in the list of offenses in Republic Act 10175, or the Cybercrime Prevention Act.

However, the Supreme Court promulgated its ruling on the constitutionality of certain provisions of the Cybercrime Prevention Act last February. Other controversial provisions in that law include articles on cyber libel and child pornography.

For today’s Data a Day:

Is spamming considered a cybercrime?

For the answer to that question, visit the PCIJ’s Data a Day site, or go straight to the PCIJ’s MoneyPolitics Online database.

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