In our News & Events section we share with you the latest legal developments in Thailand, and we invite you to browse through our News Archive for any past stories and articles of interest to you.
Additionally, pertinent information regarding recent events involving SCL Law Group and its member firms can be found on this page, including recent group and individual firm news, as well as important updates related to our firms and staff.
Legal Update - 21 JUNE 2019
THAILAND’S CYBER SECURITY ACT FINALLY COME INTO FORCE
Telephone: +66 2 676 6667
On 27 May 2019, the Cyber Security Act of Thailand B.E. 2562 (2019) (“CSA”) was published in the Government Gazette; therefore, it has been in effect since 28 May 2019.
The main objective of the CSA is to secure national security in cyberspace, governing both public and private sector databases and information. Importantly, the National Cyber Security Committee (“NCSC”), chaired by the Prime Minister, will be established to set policies and supervise cyber security under the CSA. The Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (“MDES”) will be included as ex officio members of the NCSC.
Key provisions of the CSA include the following issues:
The actual implementation of the CSB is yet to be seen and it will take some time for the NCSC and other overseeing agencies to be established.
Further updates on the development of the implementation of this Act and its subordinate legislation and the procedural framework, will be monitored.
This article is prepared by Paramee Kerativitayanan (21 June 2019)
SCL Law Group