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Affected Users advised to re-register their Details - MCMC

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 21 (Bernama) - Users who are affected by the recent data verification exercise conducted by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and telecommunications companies (telcos) are advised to re-register their details and contact their respective service providers for specific enquiries on the data verification exercise.

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U-Manga International Business Co, Ltd v Nunufish.com

 Intellectual property law - Trademark - Opposition to the registration of a trademark
Date: 23 July 2017; Court: Singapore International Commercial Court; Citation: [2017] SGIPOS 11; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Property Listings Portal sues Rival for Copyright Infringement

Singapore's biggest property listings portal PropertyGuru has sued its rival 99.co over alleged copyright infringement, accusing the latter of reproducing content from its website without permission.
Date: 21 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Contractor fined RM4,000 for uploading Defamatory Comments on Facebook

PETALING JAYA, Sept 18 (Bernama) - A contractor, whose status on his dissatisfaction with the police over a traffic summons went viral on Facebook, was fined RM4,000 in default four months' jail by the Magistrate's Court here.
Date: 18 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

How Singapore SMEs should prepare for EU General Data Protection Regulation

On 25 May 2018, a new legal framework, the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will come into force across the EU to protect all EU citizens and residents from privacy and data breaches by giving them greater control over the organizations that can use their personal data.
Date: 19 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

40% in Singapore watch Pirated Content: Study

The Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (Casbaa) has called for enforcement action against those who sell 'Android boxes'.
Date: 13 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Telekom Malaysia Retiree fined RM5,000 for Transmission of False Communication

KUALA LUMPUR, 11 Sept (Bernama) - A Telekom Malaysia (TM) retiree was fined RM5,000, in default a month's jail, by the Sessions Court here today for improper use of network facilities by initiating the transmission of false communication using his Facebook application.
Date: 11 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Home Ministry to formulate CCTV-Related Law

JOHOR BAHRU, Sept 10 (Bernama) - The Home Ministry is in the midst of formulating a law relating to closed-circuit television camera (CCTV) system to control and expand its use in the country.
Date: 10 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Proclamation creating and designating an Information Technology Park

This Proclamation creates and designates an Information Technology Park to be known as the Robinsons Cyberpark Davao, located along J. P Laurel Avenue, Davao City. Proclamation No. 298
Date: 30 August 2017; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 298; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Telephone Number Registry Checks planned as Decree Drafted

A planned review of all mobile telephone numbers registered for use via the nation's mobile SIM cards is to be led by the Ministry of Post and Communications aiming to ensure records are up to date.
Date: 07 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Draft Cybersecurity Bill not aimed at seizing Data: Voices

The Bill does not provide the Commissioner of Cybersecurity with unfettered powers to investigate cybersecurity threats and incidents.
Date: 07 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Bill of the Police on-Body Cam Act

This Bill proposes to enact the Police On-Body Cam Act, wherein the members of the Philippine National Police and other law enforcement officers involved in anti-illegal drug and criminality operations are mandated to use on-body cameras during police operations and as such, shall establish protocols and stringent standard for the responsible and e ...
Date: 30 August 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1576 of 2017; Source: Senate of The Philippines

All Media in Malaysia subjected to Act 588

KUALA BERANG, Sept 5 (Bernama) - All media and online portals in Malaysia must be aware that their operations are subjected to the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (Act 588).
Date: 05 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Balancing Cyber Security with Data Confidentiality

Concerns over the Cybersecurity Bill.
Date: 04 September 2017; Type: Media Article; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Privacy and Our Digital Selves

Important amendments to the laws on personal data protection are now being considered.
Date: 02 September 2017; Type: Journal Article; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Ministry's Regulation on Internet Providers to benefit Customers

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Minister of Communications and Informatics Rudiantara stated that the draft Ministerial Regulation on Over-The-Top (OTT) service providers will provide adequate services to internet users.

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Telephone Number Registry Checks planned as Decree Drafted

A planned review of all mobile telephone numbers registered for use via the nation's mobile SIM cards is to be led by the Ministry of Post and Communications aiming to ensure records are up to date.

E-commerce set to boom in Laos but no Laws to regulate Sector NA supports Enactment of Data Protection Law Laos to fight against Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property more

Affected Users advised to re-register their Details - MCMC

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 21 (Bernama) - Users who are affected by the recent data verification exercise conducted by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and telecommunications companies (telcos) are advi ...

Contractor fined RM4,000 for uploading Defamatory Comments on Facebook Telekom Malaysia Retiree fined RM5,000 for Transmission of False Communication Home Ministry to formulate CCTV-Related Law more

Intellectual Property Laws needed to attract Fresh Foreign Investment

Four laws related to protecting intellectual property (IP) are expected to be enacted soon to attract more foreign investment into Myanmar, especially from Japan, said Mr. Hiro Yamaoka, managing director of the Japan Ext ...

Revised Section 66(d) Amendment Bill sent back to Amyotha Hluttaw 66(d) necessary to prevent More Crime: Pyithu Hluttaw MP Newspaper Editor accuses Authorities of not respecting News Media Law more

Proclamation creating and designating an Information Technology Park

This Proclamation creates and designates an Information Technology Park to be known as the Robinsons Cyberpark Davao, located along J. P Laurel Avenue, Davao City. Proclamation No. 298

Bill of the Police on-Body Cam Act Bill of the Body Camera Act Bill of the Body Camera and Dashboard Camera for Law Enforcement Officers Act of 2017 more

Frozen Coconut Company files Patent Violation Complaint against Foreign Partner

BANGKOK, 26 July 2017 (NNT) - Frozen coconut producers have filed a complaint with police against foreign investors who have forged documents to steal their product patent, estimating damages of over 20 million baht.

Agencies promote OTOP Products GI Registration YouTubers in Thailand required to register with NBTC GI Product Registration to raise values of Local Economy: DIP more

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ASEAN, Dialogue Partners hope for End of Marawi Conflict Soon

MANILA - The ASEAN member states and its dialogue partners are hoping that the more than three-month fighting in Marawi be resolved soon.

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ASEAN Public Relations strengthen Regional Structure

Badung, Bali (ANTARA News) - Public relations and communication are keys to obtain public understanding and participation in order to strengthen the regional organization's position at the global level, Director General of Public Information and Communication at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Rosarita Niken Widiastuti, stated here on Wednesday.

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OSMEP recognizes Hundreds of SMEs for Outstanding Work

BANGKOK, 21 September 2017 (NNT) - The Office of Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion (OSMEP) has held a ceremony to offer accolades to SME operators from across the country who have been successful in business.

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Labor Minister orders Investigation into Complication of employing Highland People

BANGKOK, 21 September 2017 (NNT) - The Minister of Labor has instructed Labor Ministry officials to investigate into the claim that employers do not receive convenience on submitting work permit application for highland people.

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ASEAN Lawmakers commend Alvarez

The 38th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) concluded Tuesday with delegates commending House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez for his outstanding performance as president of AIPA.

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Work in all Courts Nationwide suspended Thursday: SC

MANILA - The Supreme Court (SC) announced the suspension of work in all courts nationwide on Thursday, September 21, in connection with President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of the said date as National Day of Protest.

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Budget 2018: 13,837 Ideas, Proposals from the Public received

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 (Bernama) - Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today that 13,837 ideas and proposals were received through the Budget 2018 'crowdsourcing' campaign carried out for 15 days from Sept 4 to 18.

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Malaysia-Thailand to ink MoU on Security Cooperation

BANGKOK, Sept 20 (Bernama) - There will be closer security cooperation between Malaysia and Thailand with the establishment of a Joint Committee on Security Cooperation, according to a cabinet resolution document released by the Thai government.

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MAS sets up International Advisory Panel for Cyber Security

Singapore, 20 September 2017 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced today that it has established a Cyber Security Advisory Panel (CSAP), comprising cyber security thought leaders from around the world.

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SC asked to order Refund of Excess SMS Fee to Subscribers

MANILA - The Bayan Muna partylist filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC) seeking to compel the country's major telecommunication companies to give a refund to their subscribers for overpriced text message rates amounting to more than PHP17.7 billion.

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Policymakers urged to study Proposed Shift to Federal System

MANILA - State think-tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) on Tuesday urged policymakers to undertake a comprehensive study of the proposed shift to a federal form of government which could address uneven developments in provinces and regions.

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BSP to continue Payment, Settlement Operations on September 21

MANILA - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP ) will continue its payments and settlement operations on Thursday despite Malacanang's suspension of works in government offices and schools nationwide for that day.

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