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This is the IIC’s eye on the news.  Compiled by the Regulatory Watch editor, this news bulletin is updated regularly with thumbnails of regulatory news from around the world and across the converged TMT sector.

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Microsoft Office 365
Sophisticated Office 365 account fraud revealed and closed down by Microsoft 10.07.2020
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Regulators investigate leading facial recognition company 09.07.2020
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EC proposes planning exemptions for 5G small cells 08.07.2020
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5G network launches across key sites in South Africa 07.07.2020
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UK Competition Authority recommends advertising code of conduct 06.07.2020
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GDPR ‘hard to implement’ 26.06.2020
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China is blamed, not named, for Australian cyber attack 25.06.2020
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EU to pursue digital tax plans after suspension of OECD talks 25.06.2020
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5G video
Video is the 5G ‘killer app’, says research 18.06.2020
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Apple becomes the latest US technology firm to face EU antitrust investigation 18.06.2020
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Jail for UK phone mast arsonist 17.06.2020
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Norway withdraws its Covid contact-tracing app 17.06.2020
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Hackers-for-hire target institutions involved in ‘contentious issues’ 11.06.2020
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Self-driving cars may prevent only a minority of accidents 05.06.2020
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Malaysian minister allocates spectrum via surprise directive 05.06.2020
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Microsoft increases role of AI in news 04.06.2020
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‘Big Tech’ deals accelerate amid the pandemic 29.05.2020
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European tech companies rush to create Covid immunity passports 28.05.2020
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China to enshrine digital privacy rights as part of civil code 27.05.2020
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9 out of 10 security breaches are financially motivated 23.05.2020
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Digital services tax in Indonesia 22.05.2020
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France introduces time limits for deleting illegal content 21.05.2020
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APAC Bytes May 2020 19.05.2020
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Companies wary of security threat from their employees 18.05.2020
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More rural internet expansion in Africa 18.05.2020
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Virgin and Telefónica merger likely to be approved 14.05.2020
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Calls for a digital ‘kitemark’ to battle misinformation 07.05.2020
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French spectrum agency sets up 5G radiation monitoring 06.05.2020
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Coronavirus scams expose weak cross-border policing 05.05.2020
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ICANN vetoes sale of .org suffix 04.05.2020
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TRAI consults on spectrum sharing 30.04.2020
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Digital Bytes: News from Myanmar 28.04.2020
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Digital Bytes: 5G Updates from the APAC Region 28.04.2020
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Digital Bytes: News from Thailand 28.04.2020
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FCC paves the way for next generation wireless routers 28.04.2020
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Digital Bytes: Major telcos in South Korea provide free access for teachers, students and parents 23.04.2020
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Digital Bytes: Philippines government urges compliance of mobile network operators and ISPs 23.04.2020
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Digital Bytes: Kominfo to improve their services in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis 23.04.2020
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Digital Bytes: MeitY and India Telcom providers take measures to address surge in data traffic 23.04.2020
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Digital Bytes: NBN Co takes action to support the Covid-19 crisis 23.04.2020
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APAC Bytes April 2020 23.04.2020
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Australia: Press freedom anomalies 22.04.2020
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Government support for Australian media sector to withstand pressures from COVID-19 22.04.2020
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Australia: New mandatory code to address commercial relationship between digital platforms and media companies 22.04.2020
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Australia moves to force content payment 21.04.2020
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India’s mobile operators subsidising low-income users 17.04.2020
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ICASA weighs applications for spectrum concessions 16.04.2020
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Conspiracy theories suspected of fuelling mast attacks 15.04.2020
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WhatsApp limits message forwarding 14.04.2020
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Google to publish location data to help combat COVID-19 10.04.2020
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Coronavirus boosts video conferencing apps 09.04.2020
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Facebook faces new antitrust investigation 08.04.2020
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Broadband commission pushes for action on digital networks 07.04.2020
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Phone tracking helping to stem the spread of CV 03.04.2020
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5G auctions delayed in Europe 02.04.2020
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FCC grants temporary spectrum access 01.04.2020
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Portugal suspends 5G spectrum auction 26.03.2020
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M-Pesa moves to reduce cash usage 26.03.2020
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EU to rethink digital strategy 25.03.2020
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Content providers move to conserve bandwidth 25.03.2020
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Kenya’s internet balloons remain grounded 19.03.2020
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Apple found guilty of anti-competitive behaviour in France 18.03.2020
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APAC Bytes March 2020 17.03.2020
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4G for rural areas
£5 Billion for UK Broadband and 4G 16.03.2020
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Joint framework for countering child abuse 12.03.2020
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4G 5G
4G dominant as 5G gains pace 10.03.2020
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New data centres in Africa 09.03.2020
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5G uncertainty in India
5G uncertainty in India 04.03.2020
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Myanmar sets broadband and 5G targets
Myanmar sets broadband and 5G targets 03.03.2020
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Blockchain to be used for inter-operator roaming
Blockchain to be used for inter-operator roaming 02.03.2020
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EU's AI White Paper prompts concerns
EU’s AI White Paper prompts concerns 28.02.2020
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IMDA Singapore
Bids submitted for 5G licences in Singapore 21.02.2020
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Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook
Zuckerberg’s stance on regulation 20.02.2020
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FTC investigates 'big tech' acquisitions
FTC investigates ‘big tech’ acquisitions 17.02.2020
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Telecoms groups accused of disinformation tactics 14.02.2020
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Ofcom powers over social media
Ofcom to be given powers over social media 12.02.2020
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Spectrum sharing on 5G phone
First dynamic spectrum sharing on 5G phone 12.02.2020
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Location based services
FCC declares sales of location data illegal 11.02.2020
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Thai spectrum auction
Thai spectrum auction attracts multiple bidders 10.02.2020
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Cost of Mobile Services Falling 31.01.2020
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US and UK to collaborate on 5G alternative to Huawei 31.01.2020
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Vodafone India at Risk of Collapse 29.01.2020
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Google Announces Two-Year Phasing Out of Cookies 27.01.2020
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Vietnam’s Largest Telco to Use Own Equipment to Launch 5G 24.01.2020
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Proposals for US Fund to Enable Huawei Alternatives 24.01.2020
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France: Arcep opens applications for 5G frequencies sale 02.01.2020
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AI: The Brave New World 18.12.2019
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Regulator Recommends Daily Free Data for South African Mobile Customers 06.12.2019
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Facial Recognition Now Mandatory for New Mobile Subscribers in China 04.12.2019
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MEPs Approve New European Commission 28.11.2019
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Sir Tim Berners-Lee Unveils Contract for the Web 27.11.2019
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WRC-19: New Milestones Agreed for Non-Geostationary Satellite Deployment 21.11.2019
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MTN Group Drives Innovative Rural Coverage Using OpenRAN Technology 20.11.2019
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Airtel, Vodafone Idea to Appeal Elements of AGR Decision 20.11.2019
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Angela Merkel Urges EU to Seize Control of Data From Silicon Valley 20.11.2019
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Paraguay Assumes the Presidency of Regulatel 20.11.2019
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Russia Internet: Law Introducing New Controls Comes Into Force 20.11.2019
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Jonathan Oxley Appointed Ofcom Interim CEO 20.11.2019
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Singapore Unveils New AI Framework for Financial Institutions 20.11.2019
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More Regulation to Come; Most Originates in Europe 20.11.2019
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Blacked-Out Front Pages Across Australia – Media Rivals Unite Against Government Secrecy 14.11.2019
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Airtel, Vodafone Idea to appeal elements of AGR decision 14.11.2019
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APAC Bytes November 2019 13.11.2019
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South African Operators Cooperate With Government on Fibre Connectivity 21.10.2019
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Singapore Ups 5G Spectrum Allocation to Four Operators 21.10.2019
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Brazil Telecoms Modernisation Law Signed by President 21.10.2019
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BEREC Updates Net Neutrality Guidelines; Consults on This and Other Issues 21.10.2019
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Australia Acts on Mobile Number Fraud 21.10.2019
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UK Abandons Plans for Online Porn Age Verification 21.10.2019
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Germany’s Regulator Consults on Security Requirements; Clarifies Local 5G Rules 21.10.2019
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US Court Upholds US Net Neutrality Repeal, but Stops Short of Blanket Ban 21.10.2019
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APAC Bytes October 2019 14.10.2019
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5G Broadcasting Action Group Gets Underway 21.09.2019
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Acting Director-General Appointed at Kenya’s Regulator 16.09.2019
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Facebook Highlights Data Portability Issues 16.09.2019
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Bangladesh Proposes a Single Spectrum Licence 16.09.2019
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Coverage Targets Agreed for 5G Spectrum Licences in Germany 16.09.2019
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Paper Looks at Goals of Informal Regulator Networks 16.09.2019
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Taiwan’s Regulator Consults on 5G Spectrum 16.09.2019
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US Proposes Rural Development Fund for Broadband 16.09.2019
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Canada Sets Up Accessibility Council; Lowers Wholesale Broadband Rates 16.09.2019
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Greece Gets Broadband Help From Europe 16.09.2019
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Report Finds Negative Impacts of High Spectrum Prices on Consumers 16.09.2019
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US States Embark on Competition Investigations of Google and Facebook 16.09.2019
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Germany Considers Competition Framework for the Digital Economy 16.09.2019
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Margrethe Vestager Promoted to European Commission VP 16.09.2019
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APAC Bytes August 2019 10.09.2019
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Egypt Opens ICT Monitoring Centre 17.07.2019
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Mission to Georgia Helped Build Its Regulatory Framework 17.07.2019
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UN Reports on Surveillance Software and Human Rights 17.07.2019
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Singapore Launches Digital Industry and Cybersecurity Initiatives 17.07.2019
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Germany Clears 700 MHz Band for Operators 17.07.2019
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Social Media Can Combat Extremist Groups – Report 17.07.2019
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European Commission Embarks on Pilot Phase in AI Ethics 17.07.2019
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Mauritania is Facing Telecoms Challenges 17.07.2019
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Brazil Approves Data Protection as a Fundamental Right 17.07.2019
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FCC Examines Broadband Access in Multi-Tenant Residential Buildings 16.07.2019
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Ofcom Issues Public Service Broadcasting Measures 16.07.2019
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UK Business Body Calls for a Digital Economy Regulator 16.07.2019
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Opportunity to Act on Facial Recognition Technology May Be Lost in the US 16.07.2019
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Mission to Georgia Helped Build Its Regulatory Framework 16.07.2019
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New Discussion Paper on Setting Standards for Artificial Intelligence 11.07.2019
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New Safeguards for Telecommunications Consumers in Australia 11.07.2019
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