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    The amended Computer Crimes Act: important changes for business operators

    Business, Published on 09/06/2017

    » The Act Governing Commission of Offences Relating to Computers (generally known as the Computer Crimes Act) was enacted in 2007. Over the last decade, several high-profile cases have attracted attention, especially when celebrities or models lodged criminal charges under the Act. Its application in criminal defamation cases has also been the subject of a lot of comment.


    Computer Crimes Act and spam

    Business, Published on 15/03/2018

    » As the government seeks to elevate Thailand to the status of a high-income nation, the formation of a digital platform through the Thailand 4.0 programme is seen as an essential element of economic transformation. Its focus is on enhancing research and development, science and technology, and creative thinking and innovation.

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    Govt defends data access law change

    News, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 07/06/2016

    » Information and Communication Technology (ICT) minister Uttama Savanayana denies claims that a draft amendment to the Computer Crime Act violates internet users' privacy.


    Update the computer law

    News, Editorial, Published on 18/04/2018

    » If events over the past two weeks do not convince the government to write an actual law covering computer fraud, maybe nothing will. The first unfortunate event was to threaten a Chiang Mai magazine editor with a computer crime charge over something that had nothing to do with computers (or crime, come to that). The second was the reluctant admission by the country's second mobile phone company of security misbehaviour, putting tens of thousands of customers at risk. That is not a crime.

  • NEWS

    Silence rewarded

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 05/11/2017

    » The prosecutor of Pattani province officially dropped the army's charges under the criminal defamation and Computer Crime Act laws against three civil rights veterans who had the audacity to detail 54 incidents of torture in the deep South and publish a book about them, entitled <i>Torture</i>.

  • NEWS

    Politicians told to stay off Facebook

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 01/09/2018

    » The regime has warned politicians not to campaign on social media until after the organic bill on the election of MPs becomes law.

  • NEWS

    TV presenter arrested for web crimes

    News, Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 11/05/2017

    » ASTV News1 satellite television host Yutthiyong Limloetwathi has been arrested for breaking the Computer Crime Act after he revealed alleged irregularities involving a food supply business to a prison.

  • TECH

    Cyber security laws - in flux, but set to flex

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 10/08/2016

    » Eight new cyber stability and security bills continue to go through various stages of deliberation. Of particular note to the Thai public are the Cyber Stability and Computer Crimes act, both of which have raised concerns among many activists and watchdog groups who continue to speak out against many specific sections in both bills, which they interpret will potentially allow the government to control civil and privacy rights, and which Life reported on last month.


    Blackberry tablet computer

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 19/01/2011

    » Reading a Blackberry tablet may soon be as common as tapping out a message on the Blackberry's ubiquitous mobile phone keyboard.

  • NEWS

    Army rounds up group of local hackers

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 31/12/2016

    » The army has arrested a group of suspected local hackers in connection with a series of attacks on state-owned websites in protest at the controversial Computer Crimes Act.

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