2007 Computer Crimes Act

20 Dec 2016
A series of cyber-attacks have been launched against Thai government websites in response to the recent passage of the Computer Crime Act, which will strengthen state censorship power and online surveillance.   After the junta’s rubber-stamp National Legislative Assembly (NLA) approved the amendment to the controversial Computer Crimes Act on 16 December, various government websites have been shut down by cyber-attacks.   Various actors have claimed responsibility for
20 Dec 2016
We are concerned by amendments to Thai legislation that could threaten online freedoms, and call on the Government to ensure the country's cyber laws comply to international human rights standards.   The National National Legislative Assembly last week passed amendments to the 2007 Computer Crime Act that could severely restrict freedom of expression, opinion, assembly and privacy. The amendments enable the Government to obtain user information and traffic data from Internet service providers (ISPs) without court approval.
19 Dec 2016
Thailand’s newly amended Computer Crimes Act will jeopardise the junta’s ‘Thailand 4.0’ policy of developing the country’s digital economy, says an organisation leading Thailand’s financial technology industry. Allowing authorities to access the personal data of internet users will force businesses out of the country.   On 16 December 2016, Thailand’s junta-appointed legislature, the National Legislative Assembly, unanimously voted to pass an amendment to the controversial Computer Crimes Act.
16 Dec 2016
The junta-appointed National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has passed an amendment of the Computer Crimes Act, despite a petition opposing the draft gaining over 300,000 signatures.
16 Dec 2016
Despite the protests of over 300,000 Thais, the junta’s lawmakers have passed the controversial Computer Crimes Bill to provide the state with heightened online surveillance and censorship powers.      On 16 December 2016, the National Legislative Assembly, the junta-appointed law-making body, unanimously passed an amendment to the controversial Computer Crime Act.
15 Dec 2016
Alarm has been raised over last minute changes to the controversial Computer Crime Bill that the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) will vote on tomorrow.
15 Dec 2016
More than 300,000 Thais have signed a petition opposing the new Computer Crime Bill that will allow greater government control over information online.    On 15 December 2016, representatives of the Thai Netizen Network (TNN) and Amnesty International (AI) submitted the signatures to the President of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), the junta-appointed law-making body.
10 Dec 2016
A civil society group has called on people to engage in a social media campaign to prevent the junta’s lawmakers to pass the new draconian Computer Crime Bill.
21 Nov 2016
The amended version of the controversial Computer Crime Act will give the Thai authorities a blank check to close down websites as the regime wishes, said an internet freedom advocate.   
11 Oct 2016
Amnesty International (AI) has urged its members worldwide to call upon the Thai junta to amend its controversial Computer Crimes Act.   On 11 October 2016, AI’s London headquarters launched an urgent action calling upon its seven million members around the world to appeal to the junta to amend the problematic Computer Crimes Act so as to conform to Thailand’s obligations under international human rights conventions that Thailand has voluntarily ratified.
23 Aug 2016
The Defence Ministry has given a green light to the plan to establish an ‘Army Cyber Centre’ to boost the military’s online defence capacity and deal with online threats against national security.   Maj Gen Kongcheep Tantrawanich, spokesperson of the Ministry of Defence, announced on Monday, 22 August 2016, that the ministry has approved a draft bill called ‘2017-2021 Cyber for National Defence’, the BBC Thai reported.
5 Aug 2016
Thai police are pursuing a red-shirt moderator for allegedly distorting the content of the draft constitution.


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