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  • NEWS

    Police threaten young rappers

    News, Published on 27/10/2018

    » Controversy over a music video, "Prathet Ku Mee" (What My Country's Got), which has been perceived as an attack on the military government, is heating up after police threatened to take legal action against the artists and the production team.

  • NEWS

    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.

  • OPINION

    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.

  • OPINION

    Call off rap song probe

    News, Editorial, Published on 30/10/2018

    » Just as the sun rises every day, the Royal Thai Police and its Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) were predictably quick to pounce on the flash-mob popularity of song sensations Rap Against Dictatorship (RAD).

  • BUSINESS

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    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.

  • NEWS

    Cops mull charges against viral rap stars

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 28/10/2018

    » The Royal Thai Police's Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) will conclude within a few days whether an explosively popular rap song perceived to take aim at the military government breaches the Computer Crime Act, the deputy spokesman of the agency said yesterday.

  • 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

    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.

  • LEARNING

    Police back down on 'Prathet Ku Mee' threat

    Gary Boyle, Published on 30/10/2018

    » Police have backed down on a threat to press charges against the artists behind the Rap Against Dictatorship project over the lyrics to their song "Prathet Ku Mee".

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