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Myanmar: Local and global businesses strongly oppose draft cybersecurity law; groups fear law impedes free flow of information, jeopardizes data privacy, violates democratic norms

A draft cybercrime law was released a week after the military took power over the government of Myanmar. Global businesses, foreign chambers of commerce, and local organizations have since released statements of concern and opposition in response to the draft legislation. Groups warn against the detrimental effects the law will have on the free flow of information, privacy, and democratic norms.

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