Regulation

Acronis expands data management aspirations
The launch of Acronis Access 7, a mobile content management (MCM) and file sync and share solution, late last year is in many ways a natural reaction to the changing nature of the data management market.
Mobile data to generate US$50bil in revenue by 2019: Ovum
Mobile data roaming will generate approximately US$50 billion in revenue by 2019, contributing as much as 56% to global roaming revenue, according to new research by global analyst firm Ovum.
Singapore’s IDA slaps S$50K fine on broadband player NetLink Trust
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) has fined NetLink Trust (formerly OpenNet), the network company of Singapore’s Nationwide Broadband Network, S$50,000 for failing to meet its minimum standard.
Singapore’s LTA moves to regulate taxi-booking apps
In a move to “safeguard commuter safety and interests,” the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore has introduced a basic regulatory framework which is expected to come into effect by the second quarter of 2015.
Adverse effects of online clampdown by SEA governments
Governments in South-East Asia have been increasing their attempts to control and regulate online activity and expression, which advocates say will have a chilling effect on socioeconomic progress in the region.
UN control of the Net: Freedom wins … for now
The WCIT meeting in Dubai which discussed bringing the Internet under the control of the UN could not reach a consensus. A battle was won, but the war to preserve Internet freedom goes on, writes A. Asohan.
Nuances lost in upcoming battle over Internet regulation
The lead-up to the hotly anticipated gathering of nation states in Dubai at the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) to review a 1988 treaty governing the international exchange of communications traffic just got additional fuel thrown into the fire.
Malaysian Government to form anti-social media council?
A speech by Malaysia’s Information, Communications and Culture Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim, hints that the Government is mulling more concrete methods of reigning in social media networks.
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