Trends in Digital Laws in Asia and the Pacific

Online Expression, Surveillance, Data Protection, Access, and AI


Regulating digital spaces such as the internet and social media has become a top priority for many countries. ICNL’s new briefer, “Trends in Digital Laws in Asia and the Pacific” provides illustrative examples of existing and pending digital laws in 17 countries in Asia and the Pacific.

This briefer examines some of the key trends in regulation the digital sphere in Asia and the Pacific, including criminalization and censorship of online expression, surveillance, data protection, internet access and infrastructure, and artificial intelligence (AI) governance.