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Thailand: Cybercrime decree published in Government Gazette, enters into force

The Royal Decree on Measures for Protection and Suppression of Technology Crimes B.E. 2566 (2023) was published, on 16 March 2023, in the Government Gazette and entered into force the following day. In particular, the decree defines 'technological crime' as the act of committing, or attempting to commit, an offence to extort or retrieve an individual's property, or otherwise, to damage another person, or to commit a fraud, using a computer system as a tool.

More in detail, the decree provides affected individuals with the right to have suspicious transactions frozen by commercial banks and online payment platforms. Moreover, under the decree, banks, online payment platforms, and other service providers are required to share data for the prompt prevention and suppression of cybercrime.

You can read the decree, only available in Thai, here.