A man uses his phone in front of a mobile service provider’s advertisement in Jakarta, Indonesia, in March. Governments in Southeast Asia have ambitious road maps to tap the benefits of the digital economy but have also rushed to regulate it. Photo: AFP
Jeff Paine
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Jeff Paine

How cybersecurity and data storage laws could pull the plug on Southeast Asia’s digital economy

Jeff Paine says governments in Southeast Asia are keen to capitalise on the opportunity presented by the digital economy, but their rush to regulate data flows and storage will hit start-ups and small local firms hard

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A man uses his phone in front of a mobile service provider’s advertisement in Jakarta, Indonesia, in March. Governments in Southeast Asia have ambitious road maps to tap the benefits of the digital economy but have also rushed to regulate it. Photo: AFP
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