Policy Advocacy

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.

AIC report: Trade In The Digital Age: Helping Small Businesses Think Big

July 12, 2013

AIC Releases Report: Trade in the Digital Age – Helping Small Businesses Think Big

Policy Brief from #MyFreeInternet on Singapore’s new online news site licensing regime

July 10, 2013

AIC reproduces a Policy Brief from #MyFreeInternet at their invitation. We find it a reasoned and argued response to the decision of the MCI to introduce new regulations on 10 news-carrying Internet sites in Singapore. AIC supports the call for a reconsideration of this policy.

Asia Internet Coalition announces its inaugural India Fellowship Programme 2013

July 3, 2013

Singapore, 1 Apr 2013 – The Asia Internet Coalition today announced the launch of its Inaugural India Fellowship Program 2013. The Fellowship, which is 6 months long, is going to be launched first in India.

AIC’s Global Launch of EIU Report “Good to Grow: The environment for Asia’s Internet Businesses”

July 3, 2013

The Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) released an EIU-commisioned report today in Delhi. The EIU researched why Asia’s internet businesses seem to punch below the region’s weight on the global stage. Based on interviews with senior executives from more than 30 online ventures and investors around the region, it examines the business environment faced by content creators and online platforms in Asia.

AIC Open Letter to Singapore’s MIC on Government’s new licensing framework for online news sites

June 14, 2013

The AIC is very concerned by the recent move by the government to introduce a licensing regime for online news sites. The Asia Internet Coalition strongly believes in the potential of Internet-enabled communications to benefit society, the economy and citizens.

AIC Comments on Vietnam’s Draft Internet Decree on Internet Services and Online Information

June 7, 2013

Draft Internet Decree on Internet Services and Online Information The Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) is an industry association formed by eBay, Facebook, Google, Salesforce and Yahoo! Incorporated. The AIC seeks to… Read more →

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.”