According to the China Software Testing Center—a research institution affiliated to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology—non-binding guidelines on the protection of personal online data are going to be issued this year. Under the guidelines, data collected with users' approval will be deleted in a timely manner to avoid possible abuse.
Vietnamese Chief Government Inspector Huynh Phong Tranh called for the government to safeguard people’s interests in the land revocation process. The Government Inspectorate reportedly discovered economic violations worth VND 30.72 trillion during the first quarter of 2012 as the agency inspected eleven state-owned groups, ministries and provinces.
The South Korean government will submit a bill to strengthen its management of sovereign waters encircling the Dokdo/Takeshima Island and Ieo Island ‘as early as’ June. The bill will reportedly include setting up maritime police bases with an aim to clamp down on seaborne invasion.
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) stated that an advance French remote sensing satellite, SPOT-6, will be launched during the second half of 2012 as an agreement that has been finalized between Antrix Corporation Limited, the commercial arm of ISRO, and Astrium SAS, a company under EADS, France.
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