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PCOO declares War Vs Disinformation

DAVAO CITY, Feb 20 (PNA) - Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar on Tuesday enjoined public information officers and communicators to join the PCOO in waging war against disinformation and misinformation as well as fake news.

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Graphic Designer gets Jail, fined RM30,000 for Improper Use of Network Facilities

IPOH, Feb 20 (Bernama) - A graphic designer was sentenced to a month's jail and fined RM30,000 by the Sessions Court here today for uploading an offensive image of the country's leader on his Facebook account two years ago.
Date: 20 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

ICT Committee impels Telcos to halt All Activities that prey on Subscribers’ Prepaid Load

The House Committee on Information and Communications Technology, chaired by Rep. Victor A. Yap (Second District, Tarlac), called on the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), Globe Telecom and Smart Communications to report on how ...
Date: 19 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Policy on Government’s Social Media Use undergoes Final Consultation

The public consultation on Administrative Order (AO) on Social Media Use of the Government has reached its last stop at the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Auditorium, Visayas Avenue, Quezon City.
Date: 15 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Information and Communication Technology

House to fine-tune E-Govt Bill

The House committee on information and communications technology on Wednesday created a Technical Working Group (TWG) that will fine-tune House Bill 262, seeking to create the Electronic Government, also known as E-Government, which aims to lessen, if not eliminate, corruption in government transactions.
Date: 15 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Singapore's New Cyber Law, One Step in Many to make Online Safe

The passing Cybersecurity Bill marks an important milestone in Singapore's fight against cyber threats.
Date: 15 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Government to issue Regulation on e-Learning: Minister

Palembang, S. Sumatra, Feb 13 (ANTARA News) - The government will issue a regulation on online learning program (e-learning) in the near future, Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education M Nasir stated here, Monday.
Date: 13 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Ridha Wahyuni alias Ayu

Date: 12 May 2016; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 2203 K/PID.SUS/2015; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Senate approves Five International Treaties on Second Reading

MANILA, Feb 13 (PNA) - The Senate on Tuesday approved on second reading five international treaties - the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, Agreement Establishing ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO), and three separate Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements (DTAA) between the Philippines and Thailand, Sri Lanka and Mexico. The Budapest ...
Date: 13 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Draft of Law to curb False News for tabling to Cabinet after CNY - Azalina

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 (Bernama) - The draft on the law to curb false news is expected to be tabled to the cabinet after the Chinese New Year (CNY), said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said.
Date: 13 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court dismisses KiniTV, Directors' Constitutional Bid

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today dismissed the application by video news portal KiniTV and two of its directors to refer the constitutionality of the two charges against them to the High Court.
Date: 12 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

House okays Anti-Skimming Bill on Third Reading

MANILA, Feb 9 (PNA) - The House of Representatives has unanimously approved a bill that seeks to penalize the skimming of Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards, hacking a bank system, and unauthorized access to online bank applications and other fraudulent activities.
Date: 09 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Formulation of Law on Fake News is unlike ISA - Azlina

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 9 (Bernama) - The formulation of the new law to curb the dissemination of fake news is different from the Internal Security Act (ISA) which curtails freedom of speech and allows detention without trial, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said today.
Date: 09 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Indonesia collaborates with other ASEAN Countries to protect Children

Jakarta, Feb 8 (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian government is committed to protecting children against cybercrimes by teaming up with other member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), an official stated.
Date: 07 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Businessman fined RM20,000 for Transmission of Offensive Communication on PM, AG

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 (Bernama) - A businessman was fined a total of RM20,000 by the Sessions Court here today after pleading guilty to four counts of uploading offensive communication contents on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali on his Facebook page two years ago.
Date: 08 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government to issue Regulation on e-Learning: Minister

Palembang, S. Sumatra, Feb 13 (ANTARA News) - The government will issue a regulation on online learning program (e-learning) in the near future, Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education M Nasir stated here, ...

Ridha Wahyuni alias Ayu No Function overlaps with Cyber and Code Agency: Minister Six Thousand Sites blocked for carrying Negative Contents more

Seek Permission before flying your Drone, Ministry warns

The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications has warned drone owners to seek permission from the relevant authorities before flying their drones – if not, the owners will face penalties.

NA Members press Government to review Intellectual Property Policy New Law to promote, control Technology Transfer Telephone Number Registry Checks planned as Decree Drafted more

Graphic Designer gets Jail, fined RM30,000 for Improper Use of Network Facilities

IPOH, Feb 20 (Bernama) - A graphic designer was sentenced to a month's jail and fined RM30,000 by the Sessions Court here today for uploading an offensive image of the country's leader on his Facebook account two years a ...

Draft of Law to curb False News for tabling to Cabinet after CNY - Azalina Court dismisses KiniTV, Directors' Constitutional Bid Formulation of Law on Fake News is unlike ISA - Azlina more

Heftier Fines proposed for Illegal Video Copying

The Ministry of Information has proposed a 30-fold increase in fines for video copyright violations and sought revisions to the outdated 1996 Television and Video Act.

Myanmar backslides on Freedom of Expression: Digital Rights Stakeholders Court allows Case to proceed against Tanintharyi Weekly Yangon to probe Extra Charges on Mobile Phone Bills more

PCOO declares War Vs Disinformation

DAVAO CITY, Feb 20 (PNA) - Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar on Tuesday enjoined public information officers and communicators to join the PCOO in waging war against disinforma ...

ICT Committee impels Telcos to halt All Activities that prey on Subscribers’ Prepaid Load Policy on Government’s Social Media Use undergoes Final Consultation House to fine-tune E-Govt Bill more

Drones to be registered by 9 January or Owners face Legal Penalty: NBTC

BANGKOK, Jan 3 (NNT) - The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has reminded drone owners to have their aerial devices registered by 9 January, after which the use of unregistered drones will re ...

Cabinet gives Green Light to Smart Visa Project New Patent Act provides Transparency, supports International Agreement Most NLA Members oppose Proposed Phone-Tapping Measure for NACC more

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Cabinet reorganizes funding for Economic and Public Service Enhancement

BANGKOK, Feb 21 (NNT) - Thailand's Cabinet has resolved to increase the efficiency of public services by taking out a loan of 800 million baht while also approving over 5 billion baht to strengthen the domestic economy.

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DTI updates MSMES on PH’s Free Trade Pact

TAGAYTAY CITY, Cavite, Feb 21 (PNA) - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is boosting its Free Trade Arrangements (FTAs) with the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEPT) ASEAN plus 6, PH-EU (27 countries) and Asia Pacific (APEC’s 21 member economies).

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Start-ups, SMEs Call for Greater Access to Loans by Foreign Banks

Start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are now calling for equal treatment of foreign and local banks as this will give them more options to borrow money for growth.

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More Support for Firms to innovate and go International Companies

The government will provide more support to firms that buy solutions and for those that develop their own innovations or team up with partners, in the form of tax reliefs.

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Ministry of Justice launches Mobile Campaign to promote Knowledge of Laws

AYUTTHAYA, Feb 20 (NNT) - The Ministry of Justice has launched a mobile campaign to educate people about laws and provide legal advice.

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DCA is now known as CAAM

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 19 (Bernama) - The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has been transformed into the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) effective today in line with the government's commitment to spur the nation's aviation industry to greater heights.

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PHL Embassy in Moscow issues Urgent Reminder: no Legal Status for Household Service Workers in Russia

MOSCOW, Feb 19 - In an advisory issued on February 13, the Philippine Embassy in Moscow reminded that “the category of household service worker is an occupation not open to Filipinos.” The Embassy issued the advisory after receiving queries from the public and media if Filipino household service workers could legally work in Russia.

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Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Central Bank of Egypt Bolster FinTech Cooperation

Singapore, 14 February 2018 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) signed an agreement to strengthen FinTech cooperation between the two countries on 6 February 2018. The Cooperation Agreement was signed at Seamless North Africa 2018 (under the patronage of the CBE), a conference focused on Payments, FinTech and eCommerce.

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Swiss Institute of Federalism ink Academic Cooperation with UP

MANILA, Feb 16 (PNA) - The University of the Philippines-National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG) and the University of Fribourg’s Institute of Federalism (IFF) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for academic cooperation and exchange, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

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Commerce Ministry keen to help SMEs expand Production Bases

BANGKOK, Feb 17 (NNT) - The Ministry of Commerce will assist Thai small and medium enterprises in their endeavors to expand their production capacity to meet the demand for their goods in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam, also known as the CLMV region.

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Justice Ministry campaigns for Legal Awareness among Thais

BANGKOK, Feb 15 (NNT) - A transit advertising campaign is being organized by the Ministry of Justice in various provinces to raise awareness of the law and the justice system among public members and state agencies.

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Thailand, Cambodia discuss Nationality Verification for Migrant Workers

PHNOM PENH, Feb 14 (NNT) - Thailand's Labor Minister Adul Sangsingkeo and his Cambodian counterpart Ith Samheng discussed the nationality verification for undocumented migrant workers.

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