Controversial plans by Cambodia's government to route all web traffic through a "national internet gateway" (NIG) have been postponed, an official told Nikkei Asia on Tuesday.
Under proposed rules, Cambodian ISPs would be required to route all of their internet traffic through a single, government-controlled chokepoint.
Changes coming in this week will see all online traffic pass through a gateway to preserve ‘social order’.
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UN human rights experts say the gateway is repressive and must not be implemented.
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The new National Internet Gateway could also affect the operations of tech companies.
On February 16, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen signed a sub-decree to set up a National Internet Gateway (NIG).
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.
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.
Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday hit back at criticism of his plans to pass power directly to his eldest son, Hun Manet, while also rejecting suggestions that the country is overly dependent on China.