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Thailand’s new cyber laws – Part 5: Admin error

Thailand’s new cyber laws – Part 5: Admin error

By Thu, Feb 26, 2015 9:30AM UTC Comments Off Thailand’s new cyber laws – Part 5: Admin error

In the last part of our Siam Voices series examining the new cyber laws, we chronicle the criticism against and the defense for the controversial bills - and what’s behind the military junta’s motivation to push these into law. In the past two weeks we analyzed the cyber law bills in its potential impact on policies, censorship and also business. More often than not we found that the flaws outweigh the benefits and, if signed into law without large-scale amendments - will have very serious implications of the civil liberties, free speech, personal privacy and even e-commerce of every Thai...

Thailand’s new cyber laws – Part 4: Bad for business, too!

By Wed, Feb 25, 2015 7:35AM UTC Comments Off Thailand’s new cyber laws – Part 4: Bad for business, too!

In the fourth part of our series examining Thailand’s new and controversial cyber laws, we look at the impact it can have on business – and it doesn’t necessarily look very profitable. In the last couple of instalments of this series, we have highlighted the pitfalls, flaws and loopholes of some of the new proposed...

Thai court jails theater activists for lese majeste

By Tue, Feb 24, 2015 10:30AM UTC Comments Off Thai court jails theater activists for lese majeste

Thailand’s courts are continuing to jail people under the lèse majesté law, as two young students have been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for allegedly insulting the monarchy in a theater play. The conviction shows yet again the draconian law is still thriving and even more so under the current military junta....

Thailand’s new cyber laws – Part 3: Far-reaching cyber snooping

By Fri, Feb 20, 2015 9:00AM UTC Comments Off Thailand's new cyber laws - Part 3: Far-reaching cyber snooping

Any government nowadays has to adapt its laws and at the same to keep it up to date with technological advancement - which is a seemingly herculean task given their vastly contrasting respective pace. ...

Thailand’s new cyber laws – Part 2: Changes to the Computer Crime Act

By Tue, Feb 17, 2015 7:30AM UTC Comments Off China Internet

With the passing of eight new draft bills under the banner of "Digital Economy" by the Thai junta cabinet and awaiting approval by the ersatz-parliament, the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), the main focus of criticism is aimed at the cyber security bill and the amendments to the 2007 Computer Crime Act (CCA)....