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Cyber-security bill marred by lack of oversight

Two crucial cyber-security and data-privacy bills approved by Cabinet earlier this year are all set for enactment by the National Legislative Assembly to ensure that Thailand has sufficient legal safeguards to support the country’s fast-growing digital economy and digital society. Keep reading ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand runs ahead of the digital game with rapidly evolving infrastructure and digital ecosystem

Digital industry is a significant driver of Thailand’s economic transformation strategy, as the country has been moving beyond capturing the global digital evolution for years. With the Thai government’s supportive Thailand 4.0 policy on national infrastructure improvement, extensive efforts to develop a complete ecosystem to ...

Mixed reactions to Digital ID draft law

Cyber experts are weighing the pros and cons of a draft law about digital identification that will allow government agencies to collect citizens’ digital ID. Some pointed to the benefits of the proposed new legislation for both the digital economy and society while others voiced ...

Asina Pornwasin

Thai agency to lead transition to digital economy

Aiming to successfully lead Thailand into a digital economy, the Digital Economy Promotion Agency has set ambitious goals, including the country emerging as the Internet of Things (IoT) hub of Asia within five years, and the agency itself taking the lead in helping Asean countries ...

Asina Pornwasin

4 draft digtal laws ready for Cabinet as govt boosts cybersecurity

The Digital Economy and Society ministry (DE ministry) will submit four draft digital laws for Cabinet’s approval this month as a first step towards an official government announcement in the second half of next year. The government will also set up two new agencies in ...

Jirapan Boonnoon

'Thailand 4.0': No Security in the Growing Thai Gig Economy

Thailand’s junta has expressed interest in promoting platform economies—such as Uber and Airbnb—as part of its “Thailand 4.0” digital economy strategy. Yet the government lacks fundamental understanding of how these economies operate, not to mention to the potential effects of nurturing them.Keep reading ...

Innovation day praises digital progress

The fourth Huawei Asia-Pacific Innovation Day was held in Bangkok today (June 6). Co-hosted by Huawei Technologies and the Thai Ministry of Science and Technology, the theme of this year’s event is “Innovate for a digital Asia-Pacific”.  Nearly 300 attendees from governments, industry and academia ...

The Nation Reporter

Smart City Spotlight: Bangkok

As a primate city, Bangkok – Thailand’s largest city – is the foremost potential smart city in the country. It was recently inducted into the first cohort of the ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) in Singapore last April.Thailand has taken positive steps towards realising a ...

Angaindrankumar Gnanasagaran

First policy guidelines on satellite industry head initiatives to boost digital economy

Technology officials will present to Cabinet next month the first policy guidelines on the country’s satellite industry in an effort boost innovation and spur investment flows in the field.The government will also review its policies on the use and release of spectrum in the telecommunications ...

Jirapan Boonnoon

Innovation, tech seen as key in IDE ecosystem sets stage for Thai startups

Innovation and technology are expected to be the tools for solving the most critical problems while the development of an innovation ecosystem is the crucial factor in creating an positive impact on the world. Keep reading ...

Asina Pornwasin

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