A series of discussions on the new Digital Development Laws were held with 27 participants, including various government officials and representatives from MICOA member organizations. B.Bilegdemberel, an official from the Ministry of Digital Development and Communications, attended working group meetings and addressed questions.
As data stewards, the telecommunications operators were closely following the development of the new Digital Development Laws. These new laws could affect operational processes or require restructuring and investments to ensure compliance. In response, MICOA organized a working group to review and discuss the new regulations. The working group held two in-person and two virtual meetings to consolidate the members' proposals. They also participated in all discussions held by the Ministry of Justice and Home (Internal) Affairs. As a result, the working group submitted 92 proposed amendments to the Digital Development laws.
Furthermore, MICOA representatives collaborated with the joint working group between the Innovation and Digital Policy Committee and the Legal Standing Committee. They actively participated in 15 in-person and ten virtual meetings, five parliament sessions and four standing committee meetings. The working group reviewed four new laws and 81 related legal projects.
MICOA working group proposed 44 amendments to the Personal Data Protection law, 28 (63.6%) of which were accepted. 18 amendments were proposed to the Public Information Transparency, of which 15 (83.3%) were accepted. Six amendments were proposed to the Digital Signature Law, and five were accepted. And lastly, 24 amendments were proposed to the Cyber Security law, of which 15 (66.3%) were accepted.
In total, 92 amendments were proposed for the new legislation, and 69.6% were accepted. Another objective of the working group was to exchange views on prioritizing compliance with the new rules, guidelines, and requirements. The members discussed how to implement these new regulations and sought clarifications from the Government about the newly established ministries and government agencies. They stressed the importance of reaching a common understanding. Thus, the participants agreed to expand the working group to include strategic planning and implementation concerns.