Cambodia denies new law sets up China-style internet controls

Cambodia denied on Friday accusations that a new law setting up a national internet gateway would usher in Chinese-style surveillance and censorship, adding that it would soon draft a law to protect personal data.

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPTC) issued a statement after an outcry over this week’s enactment of a sub-decree requiring all internet traffic to be routed within a national gateway within a year.

“The allegations with regard to the establishment of the National Internet Gateway are unfounded, politically motivated, untrue and contradictory to the objectives stated in the Sub-Decree,” the statement said.

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