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Myanmar Internet:'partially free' | The Myanmar Times
Though Myanmar's web has been judged more free this year than ever before, there are no legislation to protect the private sphere on the web and those in the textbooks could oppose free expression, according to University of Washington scientist Dan Arnaudo. Last December, the monitoring organization Freeom House upgraded Myanmar's Free on the Net from "not free" to "partially free", emphasizing the importance of increased mobility and legal reforms.
There are currently few measures to control on-line behavior in the state. These shortcomings contribute to making Myanmar's web one of the freeest in the South East Asia area, but could also deprive the user's world. Following the government's abolition of press coverage in 2012, Myanmar's web surfers were able to gain unauthorized publicity even when it was blackened or beeped in other states.
As of this year, "political contents seemed to be available almost everywhere, and even from mid-2014 onwards even pornographic contents were no longer blocked," the article states. Unlike neighbors like China, whose "Great Firewall" rises above the average user, Myanmar does not monitor and censure its on-line activities on a large scale. 2.
Myanmar does not have the concept of "privacy". Mr Arnaudo said that the floor has no Myanmar linguistic equivalents, let alone its own legal guarantees. In some cases, no policies could mean no security, such as those dealing with legitimate interception - the controversial way forward for government authorities to gain unauthorized users' information.
Meanwhile, the federal administration reserves the right to require information through vague laws that compromise Myanmar's safety or the constitutional state. Telenor and Ooredoo, however, who recently entered the telecommunications markets, have both stated that they would protect consumers from eavesdropping by the authorities, and Telenor has called for more information on eavesdropping logs and lawsuits, according to the Telenor reports.
This is a serious problem for the Telephone Company of Norway, whose Thai affiliate followed the orders of the Army Junior to temporarily block access to Facebook last year. Freedom House states that the Myanmar authorities have changed the Electronic Transactions Act, while the action has the authority to arrest reporters and others who have done actions that are harmful to state safety, justice, peace and quiet in the communities, as well as social cohesion, domestic economies or cultures.
"It is important to realize that these words have meanings in many different contexts," Mr. Arnaudo said.