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
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.
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.
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.
The AIC has supported a public forum to discuss the Evidence Act amendments in Malaysia. The amendments have generated a significant level of interest among Malaysians such as how the amendments will affect them. We lent support so that Malaysians could discuss the issue. The AIC believes in the value of an open and free internet and takes an interest in supporting discussions that can help such an objective.
AIC supports with the objective of laying down a DP regime that seeks to create a balance between the need to protect individual’s
personal data against organization’s need to obtain and process such data for legitimate and reasonable purposes. The AIC would like to emphasize that these equally important objectives are not necessarily conflicting and it is critical that, in language and implementation, the law ensures prevention of misuse of personal information in a manner that does not impede industry’s capacity to innovate and use information for purposes that will benefit society.
Whilst this Act is well intentioned, we believe that more needs to be done to ensure that efficiency, fairness and innovation are not compromised. We encourage the CGSO to ensure that there is adequate advanced consultation on future drafts of the bill, as well as the CNII categories.
There’s no reason why internet-savvy Hong Kong should lag behind other developed economies in creating a market for digital content, says John Ure, Director of Asia Internet Coalition.
The AIC welcomes the opportunity to comment on the questions posed and issues laid out in the Consultation Paper on the Proposed Consumer Data Protection Regime for Singapore (the “Consultation Paper”). For convenience, we addressed the questions raised in the Consultation Paper in the order they were presented.
The Asia Internet Coalition believes that responsible intermediaries should be protected from prosecution over the actions of users and that clear notice and takedown policies must be in place. These are not included in Thailand’s Computer Crimes Act.By holding an intermediary liable for the actions of its users, this case could set a dangerous precedent and have a significant long-term impact on Thailand’s economy.
The AIC is supportive of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau’s (CEDB) proposed digital copyright law amendments and we provide further comments to ensure laws that will protect artists and fosters innovation in new online services that help people create, distribute, and engage information.
Hong Kong, 14 June 2011 — The Asia Internet Coalition (AIC), a new industry association founded by eBay, Google, Nokia, Skype and Yahoo! was launched today to promote the understanding and resolution of Internet policy issues in the Asia-Pacific Region.