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AIC Response to Public Consultation on Proposed Business Operation of the Singapore DNC Registry

June 5, 2013

Public Consultation on the Proposed Business Operations of the Do Not Call (DNC) Registry The Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed business operations of… Read more →

AIC Policy Statement for the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12)

April 15, 2013

The outcome of WCIT-12 (World Conference on International Telecommunications) held in Dubai in December 2012 was, to say the least, controversial. The lack of consensus was demonstrated by 55member states opting to abstain, defer or vote against the final draft of
the ITRs.

AIC Comments on the HK Code of Practice on UEMO

April 11, 2013

The Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) wishes to make the following comment and proposed revision to the Proposed Revisions on the Code of Conduct Comment CoP § 8.7(c) – the definition of “commercial electronic message” has been expanded to include “other short message,” which would include “any short message conveyed via a variety of on-line messaging platforms available for smartphones.”

AIC Response to the Indonesia Draft Ministerial Regulation on Domain Name Management

April 8, 2013

Response to the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology’s call for comments on the Draft Ministerial Regulation on Domain Name Management

AIC Response to the HK Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2011 Code of Practice for Service Providers Second Draft

March 2, 2013

We are thankful for the opportunity to contribute our views to the second draft of the Code of Practice for Service Providers to be published pursuant to Section 88I of the Copyright Ordinance (“Draft Code”).

AIC Comments on Vietnam’s Draft Law on the sanctioning of Admin Violations in the Mgt, Provision and Use of Internet Svs and Online Info (2nd submission)

February 23, 2013

AIC expresses thanks for the continued willingness of the Ministry of Information and Communication (MoIC) to listen to concerns and suggestions from the business community as you consider the Draft Decree on the Sanctioning of Administrative Violations in the
Management, Provision and Use of Internet Services and Online information (Sanctions Decree). We are very encouraged by the continued dialogue and see this as an additional positive step as Vietnam advances to become an important ICT player in ASEAN.

AIC Seminar in Jakarta on Internet Safety (Seminar Internet Sehat dan Aman)

February 8, 2013

On 7-8 February 2012, AIC ran a joint two-day workshop in Jakarta on using the Internet safely for children and families. The event was co-sponsored by the Ministry of Communication and Informatics. The opening address was given by the minister, his Excellency Tifatul Sembiring.

AIC Letter to the Singapore Government (EDB) on the ITRs

January 1, 2013

We note that Singapore has signed the revised ITU Regulations (ITRs) at the recent World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) in Dubai. We are very concerned and somewhat surprised that Singapore has taken this stand, despite
the fact that there was no consensus reached on the treaty text and the potential damage it could have on Singapore’s economic growth and status as a regional hub for technology companies. The decision taken by many technology companies, like members of the Asia Internet Coalition, to base their regional operations in Singapore was due in no small part to the belief that Singapore is supportive of an
open Internet.

AIC Comments on Philippines’ Data Privacy Act

December 24, 2012

An Act Protecting Individual Personal Information In Information And Communications Systems In The Government And The Private Sector, Creating For This Purpose A National Privacy Commission, And For Other Purposes.

AIC Comments on Vietnam’s Draft Law on the sanctioning of Admin Violations in the Mgt Provision and Use of Internet Svcs and Online Info

October 25, 2012

AIC is concerned that the proposed decree is unclear about which provisions apply to global internet companies and contains broad definitions that fail to describe what actions would result in penalties.

AIC Welcomes Facebook Inc. as Latest Member

September 1, 2012

Asia Internet Coalition welcomes Facebook Inc. as our latest member. Together with Yahoo, Google, eBay and Skype, the Coalition now boasts some of the biggest names in the Internet industry and aim to leverage its collective strength to engage governments across Asia to advance all its policy goals.

AIC Comments on China’s Draft Internet Information Service Management Rules

July 6, 2012

The AIC recognizes the importance of the internet as a driver for innovation and economic growth. The Boston Consulting Group reported in 2011 that the internet contributed HK$96 billion to the economy, which is 5.9% of Hong Kong’s GDP. It acknowledges the critical role regulations play in ensuring that the internet can continue to grow and play an important role for China’s economy. It is from this perspective that the AIC offers its comments.