Seminar-Workshop on Various Laws Relating to Court Technology
On October 29-30, 2012, the PHILJA conducted a seminar-workshop on Various Laws Relating to Court Technology for judges in the Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Judicial Regions. Its goal was to equip judges with knowledge on how to properly handle and decide cybercrime cases. Thirty-one judges, selected by the Office of the Court Administrator for their experience in handling cybercrime and electronic evidence cases, participated in the activity held at the Marco Polo Plaza in Cebu.
The two-day seminar covered a range of topics on various laws relating to court technology such as laws on cybercrime, electronic evidence, electronic commerce, and wiretapping. A panel discussion capped the seminar where the participants were given opportunity to ask questions and air their concerns and recommendations. The participants’ main recommendation was the provision of computers with internet connection and the necessary training to all courts and court personnel.
The activity is the second in the series following the Focus Group Discussion on Problem Areas in Handling Cybercrime Cases held in August 2012.