AIC Comment in Bloomberg: Why Hasn’t Asia Produced Its Own Facebook

October 18, 2013

As with so many other industries — medical tourism, electric cars, phablets — Asia is widely considered to be the future of the Internet. There is, however, one very big “if”: If only the continent’s governments can get over their tendencies toward overregulation and censorship.

AIC Presentation: Cross Border Data Flows & International Trade: Developing New Rules for an Internet Economy

October 8, 2013

Cross Border Data Flows & International Trade: Developing New Rules for an Internet Economy
8th-9th October, Singapore 2013

AIC Comments on the Proposed Amendments to Thailand’s Copyright Act B.E. 2537

October 1, 2013

The AIC believes that the Amendments to the Copyright Act B.E. 2537 (the “Copyright Act”) was proposed with good intentions to strengthen intellectual property rights (“IPR”) Protection in Thailand. The AIC, while supportive of the Ministry of Commerce’s (“MOC”) efforts to further IPR protection, thinks that such an Act, if not crafted clearly with a balanced and practical understanding of Online Service Providers operations, may place an undue burden on Internet companies. A Copyright Act, without a balanced view, will fail to curb the abuse of copyright infringement online effectively, and would also hinder the daily operations of legitimate Online Service Providers.

Asia Internet Coalition Japan (AICJ) established

September 25, 2013

The Asia Internet Coalition Japan (AICJ) was established on September 25, 2013 by seven Internet companies (see appendix). Its mission is to properly represent industry opinion on policies and institutions in order to ensure the sustained and robust growth of the Internet industry and to encourage public debate on Internet related issues.

AIC presentation to Asia Pacific Regional Internet Global Forum (APrIGF)

September 4, 2013

Dr. John Ure, AIC Executive Director, presented at the APrIGF

AIC welcomes two new members: Salesforce and LinkedIn

August 23, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AIC welcomes two new members: Salesforce and LinkedIn 23 Aug 2013, SINGAPORE – The Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) welcomes two new members, and LinkedIn, joining: eBay,… Read more →

AIC Comments on the Draft Cybercrime Law for Cambodia

August 23, 2013

Security is
fundamental to ensuring that Internet users have a good experience online and that their personal
information is protected.

AIC Supports the Hong Kong Computer and Communications Festival 2013

August 21, 2013

AIC Comments on the Proposed Regulatory Regime for Stored Value Facilities and Retail Payment Systems in Hong Kong

August 21, 2013

We support the stated policy objectives in the Consultation Paper that are driving the intent to develop a
new regime for regulating Stored Value Facilities (SVF) and Retail Payment Systems (RPS). In particular we
welcome the specific acknowledgement of Hong Hong’s existing status as an International Finance Centre
(IFC) and its position as the global market leader in retail payment products and services.

AIC Welcomes Its Inaugural India Fellows

August 7, 2013

The Asia Internet Coalition is pleased to announce its two Fellows, Shehla Rashid Shora and Astik Sinha. They will analyse the policy environment in India, identify potential opportunities and challenges to innovation. They will be expected to work collaboratively with stakeholders and make relevant recommendations regarding access, innovation and policy issues in India.

AIC Statement on Vietnam's Internet Services Mgt Decree No. 72

August 5, 2013

Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) statement on Vietnam’s Decree No. 72/2013/ND-CP of the Government Management, supply and use of Internet services and online information It is unfortunate that the Vietnamese government… Read more →

AIC comments on Vietnam’s Draft “Law on Information Security,” version 2.22, issued on May 22, 2013

July 22, 2013

Since technology evolves very rapidly, we suggest that the law avoids being overly prescriptive in order to allow
flexibility by companies and by the Government. We suggest, where possible, to limit prescriptive measures to
Government systems and critical infrastructure so that private companies are able to continue innovating.

For the law to be enforceable and for companies to have certainty in complying with the law, it is important to
be explicit about what is allowed and what is prohibited. Articles that are overly broad should either be
clarified or removed.