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Thailand: New Law on Cybercrimes to Deal with New Techno
Source: nationmultimedia.com
Source Date: Friday, January 25, 2013
Country: Thailand
Created: Jan 29, 2013

The Information and Communications Technology Ministry will speed up its submission of the draft amendment to the Computer Crime Act of 2007 for Cabinet consideration.

ICT Minister Anudith Nakornthap said the amended version covered the issues stemming from new technologies.

He made the remark yesterday at a seminar held by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) and Nation Multimedia Group (NMG) to raise awareness of cybercrime.

The Electronic Transactions Development Agency has also prepared a policy to prevent cybercrime, he said.

The ministry has already established the National Cyber-security Committee. The ministry regards the fight against computer crime as a national priority, Anudith said.

The seminar was one the NBTC's National Cyber-security Awareness Day events set to run until Monday. The activities are aimed at increasing awareness of the crime threat via mobile devices, especially when people conduct transactions on smart phones.

Suthichai Yoon, chairman of NMG, said third-generation wireless broadband and terrestrial digital TV would revolutionise the mass media by changing the ways people consume information and news. Information will come from four screens - TV, computer, tablet and mobile phone.

The three holders of licences to use the 2.1-gigahertz spectrum are expected to launch 3G services next quarter. They are Advanced Wireless Network of Advanced Info Service, DTAC Network of Total Access Communication, and Real Future of True Corp.
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