AIC responds to passage of Computer Crime Act in Thailand

It is AIC’s view that the intermediary liability regime outlined in the amended Computer Crime Act passed by the National Legislative Assembly on Friday is detrimental to Thailand’s ambition to become a regional digital economy hub.

An uncertain intermediary liability regime will make it difficult for Internet-based companies to operate in Thailand, both foreign and local, raising barriers to entry particularly for start-ups by raising compliance costs. This will also deter investment, crucial for the growth of Thailand’s budding start-up and small-and-medium enterprise (SME) scene.

We hope that the Thai Government and the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society will meaningfully consider comments and suggestions from foreign and local service providers during the drafting of relevant implementing legislation.

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