Australia Bill Proposes Broad Access to Communications Data

The Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018 (Bill) was introduced into Australia's Parliament on 20 September 2018. As proposed, the Bill would significantly enhance the powers of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) and other law enforcement agencies to access information held by providers of communications services and equipment.

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asialaw Profiles Names OrionW a Recommended Firm for 2019 in the Technology and Telecommunications Sector

OrionW has been named as a Recommended Firm for Technology and Telecommunications in asialaw Profiles 2019.

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Thailand Regulates Initial Coin Offerings and Digital Asset Businesses

The Royal Decree on the Digital Asset Businesses B.E. 2561 (2018) (Royal Decree), which came into force on 14 May 2018, regulates the offering of digital tokens to the public and digital asset business operators. The Securities and Exchange Commission, Thailand (SEC) has also drafted regulations to be issued under the Royal Decree. The regulations are expected to be issued in June 2018. The Royal Decree will not apply to investments in digital assets overseas.

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Vietnam Vows to Tighten Cryptocurrency Regulation

On 11 April 2018, the Prime Minister of Vietnam signed a directive that called for the country's central bank and the Ministry of Finance to strengthen the management of cryptocurrency-related activities. The announcement came in the wake of an alleged multi-million-dollar scam perpetrated by Modern Tech Jsc.

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OrionW Contribution to the Singapore Chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG): Telecoms, Media & Internet Laws & Regulations 2018

OrionW has recently contributed to the Singapore Chapter of The International Comparative Legal Guides (ICLG) to Telecoms, Media & Internet Laws & Regulations 2018 (ICLG Telecoms Guide 2018). The ICLG Telecoms Guides 2018 is a multi-jurisdictional guide that provides you with a practical cross-border overview of telecoms, media and internet laws and regulations.

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