UN tells governments to defend people’s privacy

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy has denounced current world governments’ surveillance legislation, calling for respect for citizens’ rights to privacy.   ...

Mark Tilly

Internet freedom ranking slips

Cambodia fell four spots in a 2016 ranking of internet freedom across the world released yesterday, with the organization behind it tying the drop to a spate of arrests for nothing more than Facebook posts and a much-maligned telecommunications law that critics say gives the ...

Pech Sotheary

Ministry hits back at rebuke of contentious telecoms law

The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications has defended the controversial new Telecommunications Law following a biting legal analysis by rights group Licadho, which says the legislation is a veiled tool to silence critics and potentially criminalize private expression. ...

Sonia Kohlbacher and Khy Sovuthy

Rights groups warn of tough Telecoms law

Local rights groups have raised major concerns about Cambodia’s sweeping new Telecommunications Law, which gives the government virtually unchecked spying powers and criminalizes any electronic communication deemed to cause “national insecurity.” ...

Zsombor Peter and Anthony Jensen

Telecommunications Regulatory Body Launched

With a proposed telecommunications law yet to be approved, the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications yesterday launched the Telcom Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) to handle disputes between mobile phone companies and Internet providers, although officials admitted that the body will have limited powers. .. But unless ...

Future Telecommunications Regulator Will Face Challenges

A lack of proper regulations, unrealistic market data and a constant stream of disputes between Cambodia’s mobile operators will likely hinder the country’s future telecommunications regulator from effectively governing the sector, according to a leading research firm. Without the enactment of telecommunications law, which is currently ...

Telco regulator to launch

A regulator for Cambodia’s telecommunications industry is expected to launch next month with the hopes of putting in order a sector that has seen little regulation during its short history. Industry insiders have called the move positive but many questioned the body’s ability to rein in ...

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