Rights group: Cambodia internet gateway will hurt privacy

Cambodia plans to set up a new national internet gateway that critics fear will increase online surveillance and censorship of the internet and infringe on rights to privacy and free expression.

Like a number of Asian governments, Cambodia has been cracking down on online dissent.

Long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen signed an order Wednesday to set up such an internet gateway. According to a copy of the measure seen Thursday, he said it would help with tax collecting, protect national security and ensure social order.

In full: https://apnews.com/article/asia-data-privacy-cambodia-censorship-hun-sen-e544f2fd7444c5ee38d4c12b051f3628

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