Thailand gets tough with cyber crime

Concerning violators

Article 8: Those who conduct whatever acts electronically to intercept data being transferred between others’ computers, when such data is not for public use, are subject to three years jail and/or a Bt60,000 fine.

Article 9: Those who unlawfully damage, destroy, delete, alter, or modify, wholly or partly, information on other’s computers: subject to three years jail and/or a Bt100,000 fine.

Article 11: Those who send data or electronic mails to others without revealing their identity, or by posing as someone else, in an act that disrupts the others’ normal computer use: subject to a Bt100,000 fine.

Concerning government inspectors

Article 18: Inspectors are required to minimally access information on targeted computers and, if unable, are required to produce solid evidence to owner of private premises to support their suspicion over illegal activities and then seize the computers, without court warrants. Entry will be only during daytime and only after showing their ID cards.

Article 22: Inspectors must keep all information confidential except when they take action against state officials with such information in hand, or when court approval is available.

The Act also subjects those circulating pornographic material or libellous content through e-mails to heavy fines.

The Act originated from anti-hacking efforts a few years ago when Nectec began its fight against the practice and later studied online intrusions. But other online crimes have also been included in the law.

The Act also requires Internet service providers (ISPs) to keep log files of bandwidth consumption and Internet traffic and records of individual users for 90 days.

For the rest see here. I don’t even know what sort of rules other countries have. So you’d better not steal any information from my blog !!! Be warned haha. As for all those emails withpornographic material or libellous content.. you’ll have to stop sending them . What does libellous mean?

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