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TECH 12 Jun 2018 | 5:49 AM

Vietnam parliament passes cyber law denounced in street protests

Vietnam’s National Assembly has passed a cybersecurity law requiring companies such as Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc to store all data of Vietnam-based users in the country and open local offices.

TECH 12 Jun 2018 | 4:39 AM

Vietnam lawmakers approve cyber law, tighten rules on Google, Facebook

Vietnamese lawmakers approved a controversial cybersecurity law on June 12, voting amid tight security following weekend protests over other legislation that turned violent in some parts of the communist country.

TECH 09 May 2019 | 4:41 AM

Google says Singapore’s fake news law may hurt innovation

Google said an anti-fake news law passed by Singapore's parliament could stunt innovation, a quality that the city-state wants to nurture under plans to expand its tech industry.

TECH 10 May 2018 | 1:00 AM

Two years after Chicago passed a home-sharing law, only Airbnb has a license, and hosts say rules are too complicated

Rosalind and Eric Bowden received a surprising letter from the city right around Christmas, notifying them that because they didn't delete an unauthorised listing on Airbnb, they were believed to be in violation of a Chicago law regulating short-term rentals.

TECH 09 Mar 2018 | 4:05 AM

Germany looks to revise social media law as Europe watches

A German law requiring social media companies like Facebook and Twitter to quickly remove hate speech from their sites is set to be revised following criticism that too much online content is being blocked, according to officials.

TECH 30 May 2017 | 8:06 AM

China to launch cybersecurity law despite concerns

China will implement a controversial cybersecurity law on June 1 despite concerns from foreign firms worried about its impact on their ability to do business in the world’s second largest economy.

TECH 07 Nov 2016 | 7:59 AM

China adopts cybersecurity law in face of overseas opposition

China adopted a controversial cybersecurity law on Nov 7 to counter what Beijing says are growing threats such as hacking and terrorism, although the law has triggered concern from foreign business and rights groups.

TECH 15 Dec 2015 | 4:53 AM

Seattle passes law letting Uber, Lyft drivers unionise

Seattle became the first US city to pass a law giving drivers for Uber and Lyft the right to unionise, a new challenge to the ride companies' success as they confront mounting dissatisfaction over how drivers are treated.

TECH 02 Mar 2015 | 3:13 PM

China draft counterterror law strikes fear in foreign tech firms

China is weighing a far-reaching counterterrorism law that would require technology firms to hand over encryption keys and install security "backdoors", a potential escalation of what some firms view as the increasingly onerous terms of doing business in the world's second largest economy.

TECH 28 Feb 2019 | 1:05 PM

Thailand passes Internet security law decried as ‘cyber martial law’

Thailand's military-appointed parliament on Feb 28 passed a controversial cybersecurity law that gives sweeping powers to state cyber agencies, despite concerns from businesses and activists over judicial oversight and potential abuse of power.