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Tags: APFN | AS | Thailand | Cyber Law

Thai Lawmakers Approve Controversial Cybersecurity Act

Thursday, 28 February 2019 09:38 AM

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's legislature has passed a cybersecurity bill that would allow authorities access to people's personal information without a court order.

The Cybersecurity Act addresses computer hacking crimes, but activists fear it will allow the government sweeping access to people's personal information.

The National Legislative Assembly, which passed the bill in its final reading Thursday by a vote of 133-0, was appointed by the junta that came to power after a 2014 coup. It becomes law when published in the Royal Gazette.

The cybersecurity bill allows state officials to seize, search, infiltrate, and make copies of computers, computer systems and information in computers without a court warrant if an appointed committee sees it as a high-level security threat, and relevant courts can later be informed of such actions.

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