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15 Feb 2021

Myanmar: Foreign chambers of commerce release joint statement on Draft Cybersecurity Law

"Joint Statement on Draft Cyber Security Law", 15 February 2021

A group of foreign chambers of commerce including EuroCham MyanmarFrench Myanmar Chamber of Commerce and IndustryGerman Myanmar Business ChamberBritish Chamber of Commerce, Greece - Myanmar Chamber of CommerceNew Zealand Myanmar Chamber of CommerceAmerican Chamber of Commerce Myanmar, Italy Myanmar Business Association and India Myanmar Chamber of Commerce expresses our collective deep concern about the Draft Cyber Security Law, released for the consultation of license holders under the Telecommunications Law on 9 February 2021.

Over the past decade, foreign businesses have witnessed and participated in the growth of a now flourishing digital business environment in Myanmar…

Investors understand the importance of a robust cybersecurity framework and creating a secure digital environment for all, however, this proposed Draft Cyber Security Law as drafted goes beyond that scope and reach.

Supporting the free flow of information is a critical and necessary condition for businesses and communities to operate.

Download the attachment to read the full statement.