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Cambodia signals clampdown with ‘Internet Gateway’

22.02.2021
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Comparisons with ‘great firewall of China’ as government takes control of the internet

The Cambodian authorities have announced the launch of the ‘National Internet Gateway’, paving the way for government censorship, reports totaltelecom. The policy requires all local ISPs and telecoms companies to route traffic through the gateway, where it will be monitored for connections that affect ‘national income, security, social order, morality, culture, traditions and customs’. Users will be required to identify themselves through online forms. Critics have said that the decree poses serious risks to business and internet platforms, and could mark ‘the beginning of the end’ for digital freedom in Cambodia. ISPs have been given one year to connect to the gateway.

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The Cambodian authorities have announced the launch of the ‘National Internet Gateway’, paving the way for government censorship, reports totaltelecom.

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