The AIC submitted comments to the Vietnamese authorities after the draft "Circular on Managing the Provision and Use of Internet-Based Voice and Text Services" was shared with the industry. Comments were submitted to the Vietnamese authorities on 6 Jan 2015.
The Asia Internet Coalition
The Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) is an industry association formed in 2010 and members consist of eBay, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Salesforce.com, Apple, Twitter and Yahoo!. The AIC seeks to promote the understanding and resolution of Internet policy issues in Asia Pacific.
In response to the Draft Decree on IT Services, AIC would like to highlight four key provisions that remain unaddressed, which we believe require further attention in order to provide clarity to companies and state agencies and enable effective implementation of the Decree.
The AIC does not support or condone illegal activities. However, the AIC is concerned that the latest Remote Gambling BIll may inadvertently go beyond prohibiting real money gambling online, and instead risk banning most online games.
Our comments on the Draft decree on Information Technology Services. The AIC aims to be a relevant partner to the Vietnamese government as it develops the regulations for IT services.
AIC Fellow Report on IT Rules vis-à-vis International Standards: India’s Intermediary Liability Regime
India’s Information Technology Act was amended in 2011 under Section 79, the ‘safe harbor’ provision. The rules were notified to contain "due diligence” requirements for Internet intermediaries modifying the conditions for claiming exemption from liability. The constitutionality of Section 79 is now being challenged in India's Supreme Court
This year, Safer Internet Day will be celebrated on 11 February. The theme for the campaign is “Let’s create a better internet together”. The AIC members are committed to and actively engaged in helping people stay safe online. Here is a selection of relevant Internet Safety materials from each of our members.