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Yangon to probe Extra Charges on Mobile Phone Bills

The Yangon government is investigating public’s complaints about alleged extra charges on their mobile phone bills, the Regional Minister for Electricity, Industry, Transport and Communication said.

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Government to set up Cyber Crime Special Committee

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 (Bernama) - A special committee has been set up by the government to combat cyber crime in the country.
Date: 20 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Companies holding Consumer Data must ensure they are kept Safe - Jailani

KUALA BERANG, Nov 18 (Bernama) - Companies which hold consumer data must ensure that it is kept safe and not shared with other parties without the consent of the consumers.
Date: 18 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

NA Members press Government to review Intellectual Property Policy

A lack of awareness concerning intellectual property has led to the loss of rights to a patent by numerous micro businesses, leading the National Assembly to ask the government to re-consider its policy.
Date: 17 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Factory Operator gets Jail for insulting PM on Facebook

PETALING JAYA, Nov 17 (Bernama) - A factory operator was sentenced to four months' jail by the Magistrate's Court here today after he pleaded guilty to uploading a cartoon illustration of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak with offensive words on his Facebook account last month.
Date: 17 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Trader fined RM10,000 for using Uncertified Communications Equipment

SEREMBAN, Nov 17 (Bernama) - A trader was today fined RM10,000 by the Sessions Court here today for using uncertified communications equipment.
Date: 17 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Time to end Overuse of the NRIC

This article by Irene Tham says it's high time to put an end to the overuse of National Registration Identity Card, to safeguard the privacy of each person's NRIC and its data.
Date: 16 November 2017; Type: Media Article; Author: Irene Tham; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Annoncement on NUR Alert through Multimedia Messaging Services (MMS)

NUR Alert is responsible to spread information quickly and as fast as possible to help trace missing children (below 12 years of age) who could be victims of crime or abuse.
Date: 14 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Communications and Multimedia Commission

Concerns raised at Dialogue on Proposed Cyber Security Law

The extent of powers given to the Government in the proposed Cyber Security Bill raised concerns during the public consultaion.
Date: 13 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Parliament OKs Revisions to IT Monitoring Proposal

A motion urging the government to monitor information technology (IT) has been approved in Hluttaw.
Date: 13 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Cyber Security Law should tackle Fraud Data Purchases

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - Malaysian cyber law, especially cyber security law should have more defined processes and regulations to track the purchase and dealings in Bitcoin among Malaysians in order to track fraudulent data purchases.
Date: 13 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Watchdog seeks Stricter Protection of NRIC Data

The proposed rules released by the Personal Data Protection Commission outlines stricter prohibition on the indiscriminate collection of consumers' personal data.
Date: 08 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

New Law on Data Sharing within Government

The Public Sector (Governance) Bill introduced in Parliament will help cut the red tape and let agencies share data with one another more easily, while spelling out rules on how this data can and cannot be used.  
Date: 07 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

SIM Card Users required to register with Fingerprints, Face from 15 December

BANGKOK, Nov 6 (NNT) - SIM card users in Thailand will be required to register with a new digital identity platform from 15th December this year in the government’s effort to increase mobile phone safety. The information will be classified.
Date: 06 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

New Law to promote, control Technology Transfer

The government has presented a draft Law on Technology Transfer to the National Assembly for approval with the hope that its promulgation will ensure coordinated management and systematic technology transfer throughout the country.
Date: 06 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Six Thousand Sites blocked for carrying Negative Contents

Painan, W Sumatra, Nov 5 (ANTARA News) - The Communication and Information Ministry has blocked some 6 thousand sites containing negative contents, including radicalism, communism, and pornography last year, an official ...

Regulation on E-commerce to be issued Soon: Director General Ministry's Regulation on Internet Providers to benefit Customers Online Trade Transactions must be registered more

NA Members press Government to review Intellectual Property Policy

A lack of awareness concerning intellectual property has led to the loss of rights to a patent by numerous micro businesses, leading the National Assembly to ask the government to re-consider its policy.

New Law to promote, control Technology Transfer Telephone Number Registry Checks planned as Decree Drafted E-commerce set to boom in Laos but no Laws to regulate Sector more

Yangon to probe Extra Charges on Mobile Phone Bills

The Yangon government is investigating public’s complaints about alleged extra charges on their mobile phone bills, the Regional Minister for Electricity, Industry, Transport and Communication said.

Parliament OKs Revisions to IT Monitoring Proposal Intellectual Property Laws needed to attract Fresh Foreign Investment Revised Section 66(d) Amendment Bill sent back to Amyotha Hluttaw more

House okays Bill promoting Open Access in Data Transmission

The House of Representatives approved on second reading House Bill 6557 which seeks to promote open access in data transmission and provide additional powers to the National Telecommunications Commission. As defined ...

DICT starts Consultations on the proposed IRR of the Free Internet Access in Public Places Act Public Consultation on the Draft Administrative Order on Social Media use for Government Proclamation creating and designating an Information Technology Park more

Time to end Overuse of the NRIC

This article by Irene Tham says it's high time to put an end to the overuse of National Registration Identity Card, to safeguard the privacy of each person's NRIC and its data.

Concerns raised at Dialogue on Proposed Cyber Security Law Watchdog seeks Stricter Protection of NRIC Data New Law on Data Sharing within Government more

SIM Card Users required to register with Fingerprints, Face from 15 December

BANGKOK, Nov 6 (NNT) - SIM card users in Thailand will be required to register with a new digital identity platform from 15th December this year in the government’s effort to increase mobile phone safety. The infor ...

NLA receives Petition on NBTC Law Amendment from Broadcasters NLA accepts New Draft Law on Supervision of Broadcast Frequencies Frozen Coconut Company files Patent Violation Complaint against Foreign Partner more

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Request for Feedback on Issues relating to Pekeliling Ketua Pendaftar Bil 2 Tahun 2017

The Bar Council Court Liaison Committee ("CLC") is requesting for Members to provide their feedback on issues faced since the coming into effect of Pekeliling Ketua Pendaftar Bil 2 Tahun 2017: Garis Masa (Timeline) Penyelesaian Kes Jenayah dan Sivil Bagi Mahkamah Rendah, pertaining to timelines for the completion of criminal and civil cases heard at the Subordinate Courts across Peninsular Malaysia.

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EC to request Clarity about Next Election from Constitutional Court

BANGKOK, Nov 22 (NNT) - The Election Commission plans to ask the Constitutional Court for clarification about its authority to hold the next general election.

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ETDA to produce 12,000 Cyber Security Experts by 2021

BANGKOK, Nov 23 (NNT) - The Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) and leading institutions in the country have banded together to develop cyper security personnel for the Thailand 4.0 digital era.

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No Reports of Terrorism Financing using Digital Currency in Malaysia - Bank Negara

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 (Bernama) - No cases have been detected in Malaysia of the use of digital currencies for terrorism financing, said Director of Financial Intelligence and Enforcement of Bank Negara Malaysia, Abd Rahman Abu Bakar.

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Government winning War against Contractualization - Bello

The labor department is winning the war to eliminate labor-only contacting and other forms of illegal contracting arrangements, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said yesterday.

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Attorney General to resurrect Court Cases against Thaksin Shinawatra

BANGKOK, Nov 22 (NNT) - The Office of the Attorney-General is planning to resurrect two cases against former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra as allowed by the new anti-corruption law.

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Roque is concurrent Presidential Adviser on Human Rights

MANILA, Nov 22 (PNA) - Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque has been appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as concurrent Presidential Adviser on Human Rights.

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KL Court Director meets Court Reporters to improve Ties

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 (Bernama) - Kuala Lumpur Court Director Ahmad Kamar Jamaludin today convened a meeting with court reporters from various media organisations to improve ties and discuss issues related to court reporting.

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MIDA to help SMEs Gain Access to Global Market

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) aims to create opportunities for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to access the global market and encourage multinational corporations (MNCs) to utilise local products and services.

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House to work on Priority Bills during SC Chief Impeach Proceedings

House leaders today assured that Congress will remain focused on passing its remaining legislative priorities for the year and will not be distracted by the hearings of the committee on justice on the determination of probable cause of the impeachment complaint filed against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

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Sussing out Weak Links in Cyber Defence

Cyber Security Agency Chief says that the new bill doesn't give agency broad powers to oversee every computer in Singapore, but are only linked to cyber security events.

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BoT allows Five Banks to operate E-Payment QR Codes

BANGKOK, Nov 18 (NNT) - The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has allowed five financial institutions to fully operate their National E-Payment services from today.

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