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PNP now has an Anti-Cybercrime Unit

pnplogoYesterday – the Philippine National Police officially activated a new anti-cybercrime unit which is a product of the Republic Act 10175 or popularly known as the Anti-Cybercrime Act of 2012 that President Aquino signed into law last September 2012.

The anti-cybercrime unit will be called as Anti-Cybercrime Group (ACG) and will also be part of the Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center (CICC), an inter-agency body under the Office of the President.

Aside from Anti-Cybercrime Group (ACG) other government agency that are included in the Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center are; Chairman of the Commission on Information and Communications Technology as Chairman and the Director of the NBI as Vice Chairman; Chief of the PNP, the Chief of the National Prosecution Service (NPS) and the Head of the National Computer Center (NCC).

PNP said via GMA News:

“The PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group (ACG) will focus on cybercrime offenses, computer-related offenses, and other content-related offenses such as cybersex, child pornography, unsolicited commercial communication, and other related offenses… and the primary unit responsible for the implementation of pertinent laws on cybercrimes and anti-cybercrime campaigns of the PNP and the national government.”

Now the question is how effective will this new unit be or will they just be taking-up office space in some corner of Makati filled with computers with fast connection?

Source: GMA News

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