Big Brother watching with cybersecurity law
All our personal and business information will no longer be safe from state surveillance if the draft of a new cybersecurity bill becomes law.
If the bill is passed, the cybersecurity agency, with god-like power could monitor our internet activities and penetrate our systems -- without a court order. It could force us to submit information, stop our internet transactions, seize our computers, and issue other measures it deems fit to ward off perceived security threats.
Say "no" and you face a maximum of three years in prison and/or a maximum fine of 300,000 baht.
Former editorial pages editor
Sanitsuda Ekachai is a former editorial pages editor, Bangkok Post. She writes on social issues, gender, and Thai Buddhism.