[Singapore] AIC Submits Comments on Enhancing Online Safety For Users to the Ministry of Communication and Information (August 2022)

The Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) has submitted comments to Singapore’s Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) on the Public Consultation for Enhancing Online Safety For Users in Singapore. First and foremost, we commend the Government of Singapore’s public consultation aimed at enhancing online safety for users in Singapore. On this note, we share the Singapore… Read more →

[India] AIC Submits Comments on Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code (July 2022)

The Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) has submitted comments to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) on the proposed amendments to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (IT Rules) (Proposed Amendments(s)). Key recommendations include: Intermediaries, as conceived under Section 79 of the IT Act, only provide a technology platform… Read more →

[Bangladesh] Asia Internet Coalition Submits Comments on draft Data Protection Act 2022 (April 2022)

The Asia Internet Coalition (“AIC”) has submitted comments to the Information, Communication and Technology Division on the draft Data Protection Act 2022 (“Draft Act”), Bangladesh. AIC is an industry association comprising leading internet and technology companies in the Asia Pacific region with an objective to promote the understanding and resolution of internet and ICT policy… Read more →

Singapore Police Force (SPF) Partners the Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) to Launch Guidelines on Online Safety (April 2022)

The Online Industry Safety and Security Watch Group (iSSWG) was launched in January 2021 by Mr Desmond Tan, Minister of State for Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment. Formed as a partnership between the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and the Asia Internet Coalition (AIC), the Online iSSWG aims to: Promote… Read more →

[Thailand] AIC Launches the Report on Innovatve Policy Approaches to Thailand’s Digital Economy (31 March 2022)

A new research paper, Innovative Policy Approaches to Thailand’s Digital Economy, which examined the impact of Over-the-Top (OTT) video platforms on Thailand’s economy, estimates that in 2020, local OTT players created 45,106 jobs and contributed USD1.4 billion (THB 46.7 billion) in economic value – approximately 0.3% of total Thai gross domestic product (GDP). Each baht… Read more →

[Bangladesh] Asia Internet Coalition Submits Comments on Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission Regulation for Digital, Social Media and OTT Platforms, 2021 [March 2022]

The Asia Internet Coalition (“AIC”) has submitted comments to the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (“BTRC”) and the Government of Bangladesh (“Government”) on the Draft Regulation for Digital, Social Media and OTT Platforms, 2021 (“Draft Regulation”). We understand that in January 2021, the Hon’ble High Court directed the BTRC and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MoIB) to… Read more →

[India] AIC Submits Comments on Joint Parliamentary Committee’s Report on the Personal Data Protection Bill [January 2022]

Asia Internet Coalition submits comments on the Joint Parliamentary Committee’s Report on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019. The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on 16 December 2021 laid down its report on the Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 (PDP Bill 2019) before the Parliament of India (Report). The JPC has proposed a revised version of… Read more →

[Vietnam] AIC Submits Comments on draft decree amending Decree 72 on Management, Provision, and Use of Internet Services and Online Information (January 2022)

The Asia Internet Coalition (“AIC”) has submitted comments and recommendations on the amended Decree on Management, Provision, and Use of Internet Services and Information Content Online (“Decree 72”). We understand that the Decree 72 was part of a larger effort by Vietnamese authorities to develop policies and regulations for the Internet in Vietnam. However, while drafting the decree, underlying… Read more →

Good practice policies for online video content services (‘Over the top’ or OTT)

The Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) would like to share its perspective and illustrations on good policy and regulatory practice which enable many AIC members and several innovative internet companies to provide online video content services that are invaluable to people and the economy in countries across Asia. On this note, AIC members stand willing to… Read more →

[Pakistan] AIC Submits Comments on Pakistan’s Data Protection Bill 2021 [September 2021]

The Asia Internet Coalition has submitted recommendations regarding the Pakistan Personal Data Protection Bill 2021 that was published on 25 August 2021 (the “Draft Bill”). The protection of personal data is an important component of any privacy framework, and we appreciate the opportunity to provide additional feedback on the Draft Bill. AIC and its members… Read more →