Feb 202015
 February 20, 2015  Posted by  Featured News, Laws, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices have a series of articles on Asian Correspondent that will be of interest to some readers. I’m just posting a few snippets from each, but each is detailed with links to relevant documents:

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

The amendments to the Computer Crime Act and the new Cyber-Security Bill are at the center of the controversy. This is not just simply a case of legislation not being able to keep up with technological advancement, but rather the legal enabling of long-desired, ill-intended motives to be more in control of the flow of information online.

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

Under the new law, the intermediaries are subject to prosecution as well. Basically, if for example a webmaster has content that’s deemed offensive on their site and doesn’t remove it, then they can be charged – even if they didn’t write it themselves.

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

With the new Cyber Security Bill (full PDF and translation here), the current Thai military government is seemingly adding another legislative basis to combat cyber crime – but what it actually does is an assault on online freedom and personal privacy, starting with the creation of a new government agency

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