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

By Thu, Feb 26, 2015 9:30AM UTC 0 Comment

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 0 Comment

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...

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

By Fri, Feb 20, 2015 9:00AM UTC Comments Off

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 0 Comment

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)....

Thailand’s new (and controversial) cyber laws – Part 1: Introduction

By Tue, Feb 10, 2015 8:30AM UTC 0 Comment

The Thai military government has greenlit a large batch of draft laws that aim to pave the way for the digitization of governance and state business. However, they also come with a slew of strengthened cyber surveillance and censorship upgrades for the authorities.  The year was 2007. Social media was yet to be discovered by...