Cambodia denies new law sets up China-style internet controls; new cluster sees 35 new Covid-19 cases

Cambodia has denied 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.

In full: https://www.thestar.com.my/aseanplus/aseanplus-news/2021/02/22/cambodia-denies-new-law-sets-up-china-style-internet-controls-new-cluster-sees-35-new-covid-19-cases

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