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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.


    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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    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>.

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    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.

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    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.

  • NEWS

    Defamation trial of BBC journo Head begins

    News, Published on 24/08/2017

    » The trial has begun of a British BBC correspondent charged with criminal defamation and computer crime over a report on alleged fraud.

  • NEWS

    Cops hunt 'rape' post sharers

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 05/09/2018

    » Surat Thani: The Samui provincial court has approved an arrest warrant for the administrator of the CSI LA Facebook page and 12 of its followers for posting and then sharing a report on the alleged rape of a British tourist on Koh Tao.

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    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.

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