A new computer law has been drafted and sent to the cabinet on 20 April for consideration. iLaw, an organization which promotes public participation in the formulation and amendment of laws, has urged the public to stop this new version of the law.
Since the enforcement of the Computer Crime Act in July 2007, there have been 185 cases in relations to the CCA up to July 2010. There have been 117 court orders to block access to 74,686 URLs.
So hats off to iLaw for giving Thais the chance to say what laws they want, and what they want scrapped. And are we surprised that in the first flush of enthusiasm, much of the discussion concerns the lèse majesté and cybercrime laws?