01 Oct '12, 10am

Stricter web regulation across #SouthEastAsia #Singapore #Cambodia #Philippines #Malaysia #Vietna

Stricter web regulation across #SouthEastAsia #Singapore #Cambodia #Philippines #Malaysia #Vietna

While Southeast Asian governments are enhancing the delivery of online services for the benefit of their citizens, they are also instituting tougher internet regulations which many analysts believe could be used to curtail media freedom. This post is a summary of recent Global Voices articles which discussed several controversial internet regulation policies in the region. In Cambodia, the government is enforcing a circular drafted earlier this year which requires internet cafes to set up surveillance cameras and to register callers. It’s supposedly a crime prevention measure but critics have argued that it violates privacy rights. Online protest in Malaysia last August against the amendment in the Evidence Act of 1950 In Singapore, the proposed Code of Conduct for bloggers which didn’t get a favorable response from the local internet community was finally discarded by the...

Full article: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2012/10/01/stricter-web-reg...

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