Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on the proposal to empower DICT to shutdown social media pages that are “inimical to national interest” or are linked terrorism

The Commission recognizes that the State must exercise its police power to prevent terrorism and uphold national security. However, the State must acknowledge that the proposal necessarily entails surveillance power, which impinges on the right to privacy of communication and correspondence as well as the sacred right to private life.  It can also adversely impact […]