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Indonesia’s Jeopardized Digital Freedoms – A Case Study in Spyware

By Grey Pilarczyk Indonesia has long had a mixed human rights record, particularly regarding the online activity of Indonesians. In recent years, political activists and ...

Unpacking the EU AI Act: An ASEAN Perspective

By Nigel Hee The European Union (EU) recently unveiled the Artificial Intelligence Act, a novel piece of legislation that aims to regulate the development, deployment ...

Digital Sovereignty in ASEAN

By Mackenzie Gunther With large tech companies owning significant amounts of data, geopolitical tensions, the risk of critical data leaks, and the rising importance of ...

What’s the path to stronger digital trust in Vietnam?

By Nga Dao The alarming situation I receive spam emails, texts, and calls almost every day and about almost everything: from warning a security threat ...

The Problem with Malaysia’s PADU Initiative

By Edika Amin The Problem with Malaysia’s PADU Initiative   At the time of writing, PADU also known as the Government’s Central Database System’s registrations has ...

Why does ASEAN need an Institute for Innovation, Technology and Industry (AITII)?

By How Yong Yang ASEAN, or the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations, has made countless headlines in recent years for different reasons: political, economic, ...

Consumer data privacy: a snapshot of new regulations in Vietnam

By Nga Dao The first half of 2023 has witnessed some key developments in Vietnam’s data privacy legislation. These particularly include the issuance of the ...

Thailand’s improving internet freedom under the new government

By Pett Jarupaiboon Thailand’s politics is currently in transition. Thai voters voiced their demands and are looking for a change after almost a decade under ...

The Illusion of Regulation: Unveiling the Truth Behind Misinformation

By Edika Amin Prevalence of Misinformation in Asia Pacific Misinformation is defined as false or misleading information that is spread, regardless of intent to mislead. ...

China-Central Asia Summit: Highlights, Lessons and Opportunities

By How Yong Yang As it practices its “Peripheral Diplomacy” with its neighbors along its borders, China recently concluded its inaugural in-person China-Central Asia Summit ...

Sustainable Finance for Energy Transition Efforts: An Update from Indonesia

By Dandy Satriatama A 2015 study, estimated that unmitigated climate change could drastically reduce the income of the average person on Earth by roughly 23 ...

De-dollarization: Gaining momentum in Southeast Asia? 

By Victoria Hyde De-dollarization is nothing new, but could the latest trend away from the dollar prove long-lasting?  The US dollar has been the dominant ...