Communications Regulatory Commission (CRC) of Mongolia welcomed delegates from Facebook Inc., to Mongolia. The meeting between the delegates from Facebook and CRC was successfully held on September 05, 2018 in Ulaanbaatar, chaired by Mr. Adiyasuren Saikhanjargal, Chairman and CEO of the CRC.
The delegates were led by the Mr. George Chen, Head of Public Policy for Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mongolia and formed by other accompanying members from Facebook Asia and Pacific region Jeff Wu, Trust & Safety Director, Michael Yoon, Safety Policy Manager and Roy Tan, Government Outreach Manager.
An invitation for the Facebook delegates to visit Mongolia was extended by the Chairman and CEO Mr. Adiyasuren during his participation at the GSMA Mobile World Congress was held in February 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.
During the meeting, Mr. Adiyasuren expressed his gratitude for accepting the invitation had extended to the Facebook Inc., and briefly provided 2017 statistical figures on Mongolia’s ICT sector, information regarding the country’s current status and ranking in accordance to the ITU IDI index, The Inclusive Internet Index 2018 commissioned by Facebook, number of internet users, their age characteristics and number of Mongolia’s Facebook users.
Mr. George Chen provided an overview of Facebook in Asia Pacific and Mongolia, an overview of introduction of Facebook Community Standards, explained Facebook's approach to free expression, data privacy, regional cooperation and self-regulatory model in the digital era.
Moreover, a brief introduction on existing mechanism to help in addressing concerns on issues such as “fake news”, “fake accounts”, regulation in regards to inappropriate contents spread on Facebook. The parties exchanged views on challenges, opportunities and potential solutions related to security and safety of the Facebook users.
At the end of the meeting, Chairman Mr. Adiyasuren concluded the meeting was fruitful, efficient and a beginning of a long term successful collaboration between the CRC and Facebook Inc. He expressed the CRC is willing to cooperate with Facebook in means of supporting the country’s young generation in absorbing enlightening, positivr and educational contents and support business opportunities for Mongolia’s Facebook users in the future.
During the visit in Mongolia, the Facebook team met with Mr.Zandanshatar Gombojav, Chief of Cabinet Secretariat, Mr.Chinbat Baatarjav, Chairman of the Communications and Information Technology Authority of Mongolia to conduct discussion on information security and policy coordination in the e-environmental issues and information technology.
(from left to right: CRC Vice Chairman Mr. Sereedorj Dashzeveg, Director General Mr. Erdenechuluun Zagdragchaa, Chairman and CEO Mr. Adiyasuren Saikhanjargal. Facebook team: Mr. George Chen, Head of Public Policy for Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mongolia, Jeff Wu, Trust & Safety Director, APAC, Michael Yoon, Safety Policy Manager, APAC and Roy Tan, Government Outreach Manager, APAC)
(during the meeting at the CRC, Mongolia)
(Participants to the meeting from CRC, Mongolia)
(from left to right: Ms. Otgonbayar Ganbayar, CRC International Relations Officer, the meeting’s interpreter, Facebook team: Mr. George Chen, Head of Public Policy for Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mongolia, Jeff Wu, Trust & Safety Director, APAC, Michael Yoon, Safety Policy Manager, APAC and Roy Tan, Government Outreach Manager, APAC)