Digital Economy Bills
28 Apr 2015
A civil society organisation for consumers has urged the Thai authorities not to pass the digital economy bills, which will give the state unprecedented control over communications and the internet, before public revision.
21 Feb 2015
The Network of People with Physical Challenges has pointed out that the controversial Digital Economy bills, recently approved by the junta, ignore the technological inequity facing physically challenged people and remove the voices of the disabled from decision-making on a telecommunications-related public fund.
9 Feb 2015
The Thai military is recruiting a number of new personnel for a Cyber Warfare unit to take care of cyber security matters. Col Chatchai Chaikaseam, the Director of the Cyber Warfare unit of the Thai military, revealed on Sunday at Thailand’s Meet the Hacker 2015 in Bangkok that the military is recruiting seven officers to join the unit. The Cyber Warfare unit is under the Directorate of Joint Operations, under the Royal Thai Armed Forces.
3 Feb 2015
Four leading civil society organizations on Tuesday submitted an open letter to the junta-appointed parliament to hear more opinions from the people on the controversial digital economy bills. The four are the Foundation for Internet and Civic Culture (FICC) aka the Thai Netizen Network (TNN), the Institution for the Development of Citizen Media, Green World Foundation, and the Foundation for the Blind in Thailand.
26 Jan 2015
Almost 10,000 people have signed a petition urging the junta not to pass the digital economy bills which will give the state unprecedented powers of mass surveillance and control over communications in the name of national security.
22 Jan 2015
The junta leader has admitted that one of the prime goals of the controversial digital economy bills is to catch lèse majesté suspects and did not deny reports concerning Thai authorities’ implementation of software for mass surveillance. At Government House on Thursday morning, Prayut Chan-o-cha, the junta leader, revealed to the press that among the prime objectives of the controversial Digital Economy Bill and Cyber Security Bill is a crackdown on online lèse majesté content.
14 Jan 2015
Six civil organizations denounced the eight Digital Economy bills recently approved by the junta, saying they are national security bills in disguise and that the bill will pave the way for a state monopoly of the telecommunication business.