Laws, Policy, Regulations

Internet control laws in Indonesia pose a serious threat to the right to free speech: EFF

Internet control laws in Indonesia pose a serious threat to the right to free speech: EFF

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has called on the Indonesian government to amend its rules governing the internet, saying these laws “pose a serious threat to the rights of Indonesians which means freedom of speech.” The Internet Regulations came into effect in November last year as part of an effort to create a regulatory framework …

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Singapore is strengthening guidelines for the financial services sector

Singapore is strengthening guidelines for the financial services sector

The revised technical risk management guidelines include financial institutional directives to use “strong oversight” of arrangements with third-party service providers to ensure data confidentiality and accountability of senior management. Singapore has updated its set of guidelines on technical risk management for financial institutions to include, among other things, “strong oversight” of their partnerships with third-party …

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UK judge Rejects Assange Extradition Request of WikiLeaks founder

UK judge Rejects Assange Extradition Request of WikiLeaks founder

The London judge ruled that Julian Assange would be at extreme risk of suicide if he were sent across the Atlantic.  A British court has ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Paul Assange should not be extradited to the United States where he would have faced over 18 charges, including espionage and breaching national security.    A British judge …

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Turkey launches a 3-year Cybersecurity Strategy and action plan

Turkey launches a 3-year Cybersecurity Strategy and action plan

The Notice about the national cybersecurity plan and action plan was published on Tuesday together with the Signature of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and underlined that communications and information technologies play crucial roles in states’ sustainable growth, while they could also pose risks associated with cybersecurity. It said that cyber dangers may negatively influence all …

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New Law to Track Down on Fraudulent Foreign Firms Listed in the US

New Law to Track Down on Fraudulent Foreign Firms Listed in the US

The House of Representatives has passed a new bill designed to stop fraudulent overseas firms listed on US stock markets from escaping scrutiny from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The bipartisan Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act will prohibit overseas firms from the record any of the securities on US exchanges should they don’t obey …

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Vietnam to shut down Facebook over censorship requests - Source

Vietnam to shut down Facebook over censorship requests – Source

Vietnam has threatened to close down Facebook from the nation if it doesn’t bow to government pressure to pay more local political material on its stage, a senior officer in the U.S. social networking giant advised. Facebook complied with a government request in April to greatly increase its censorship of”anti-state” articles for local users, but …

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