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Law or Commission Needed To Protect Citizens

PRIVACY LAW—THAILAND

November 10, 2010

While Thailand's lower house considers a Data Protection Act draft, Surankana Wayuparb of the Electronic Transaction Commission suggests that an independent commission is needed to protect citizens' privacy rights, reports the Bangkok Post. Wayuparb said of utmost concern is the growing use of technology such as the Internet and wireless networks. She stressed that the commission be made up of experts from private organizations and human rights bodies who are fully versed in these technologies, the report states. Meanwhile, the deputy commander at the Technology Crime Suppression Division said the problem lies with people using this technology inappropriately.
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