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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.

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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 said.
Date: 08 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

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

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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New OFB Bank to cover all Overseas Filipinos

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has welcomed Malacanang’s approval of the acquisition by the Land Bank of the Philippines of the Philippine Postal Savings Bank (PPSB), which, he said, will pave the way for a financial institution that will cater not only to the country’s migrant workers, but to other overseas-based Filipinos as well.

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Singapore's Fintech Dive now delves for Proof beyond Concept

The partnership between Singapore and Hong Kong to build a blockchain-powered trade network may set the standard for other jurisdictions to follow in financial technology.

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Juvenile Council helps Child Offenders through Art

MANILA, Nov 20 (PNA) - The Juvenile Justice Welfare Council (JJWC) kicked off its 6th JJWC Week on Sunday through an on-the-spot poster painting contest emphasizing the importance of promoting restorative justice and giving youth offenders who have gone astray a "second chance" to correct their mistakes.

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Far-reaching Bill for Cyber Security 'Not uncommon'

The far-reaching Bill to beef up cyber security is justifiable in the light of the potential damage from state-sponsored cyber espionage, says experts.  

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Self-Regulation, Digital Literacy, Best Ways to counter Fake News

MANILA, Nov 18 (PNA) - Self-regulation and digital literacy are the best antidotes to fake news, according to advocates of freedom of expression in Southeast Asia.

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Sereno Camp insists on CJ's Right to Counsel

MANILA  Nov 17 (PNA) - The camp of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Friday insisted anew that she has the right to have counsel and to cross-examine the witness during the impeachment proceedings against her before the Congress.

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President Jokowi urges Novanto to follow Legal Process

Jakarta Nov 18 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has called on House Speaker Setya Novanto to be willing to follow every legal process initiated by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

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IPOPHL MOU on Intellectual Property with the Russian Federation

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev of Russia witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) and the Federal Service for Intellectual Property of the Russian Federation (Rospatent). The MOU was signed by IPOPHL Director General Josephine R. Santiago and Rospatent Head Grigory P. Ivlev. The MOU serves as the bilateral framework to improve the administration and effectiveness of the intellectual property systems in the Philippines and the Russian Federation. The signing ceremony was held on 13 November 2017 at the Coconut Palace.

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Supply of Lift Spare Parts for Maintenance of Lifts in HDB Estates: CCS consults on Proposed Voluntary Commitments by Suppliers

The Competition Commission of Singapore (“CCS”) is conducting a public consultation from 15 to 28 November 2017 and invites interested parties to provide feedback on two proposed commitments separately provided by (i) BNF Engineering (S) Pte Ltd (“BNF”) in relation to the supply of spare parts for BNF brand of lifts, and (ii) C&W Services Operations Pte Ltd (“CWO”) in relation to the supply of spare parts for Ulift brand of lifts.

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Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Polish Financial Supervision Authority expands Co-operation in FinTech

Singapore, Nov 15 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) signed a FinTech Co-operation Agreement which lays out a framework for co-operation and referrals between the two regulators.

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Singapore and Hong Kong launch a Joint Project on Cross-Border Trade and Trade Finance Platform

Singapore, Nov 15 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) exchanged a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Singapore today to jointly develop the Global Trade Connectivity Network (GTCN), a cross-border infrastructure based on distributed ledger technology (DLT), to digitalise trade and trade finance between the two cities and potentially with an aim to expanding the network in the region and globally.

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Managing Director of BAC Raja Singham appointed as Pioneer Mentor at the Launch of the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network

Manila, Philippines, Nov 13 - Managing Director of Brickfields Asia College (BAC) Raja Singham was appointed as a Pioneer Mentor of the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN), which was launched at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2017 (ABIS 2017) on Sunday, 12 November. Touted as the largest mentoring programme in the region, AMEN is the flagship programme of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and is designed to facilitate the scaling up of micro-, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the ASEAN region through mentorship. Successful entrepreneurs, business practitioners and academicians from across the 10 ASEAN member states made up the 143 pioneer mentors present at the launch.

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