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Update from on the ground: Draft Cyber Security Law – Implications for business in the ICT sector in Myanmar

On the morning of 1 February 2021, in response to allegations of voter fraud, Vice-President Myint Swe (who has since assumed the role of acting President) declared a State of Emergency for one year and conferred full legislative, administrative and judicial power to Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, the Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar’s armed forces.
This article forms part of an ongoing series of updates on key developments in Myanmar and their implications for investors into the country. This update focuses on the recently released Cyber Security Law bill issued by Myanmar’s new military regime, in particular on the implications for online businesses and infrastructure providers relevant to the ICT sector in Myanmar.