The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology is keen on revising the computer crime act to enable officials to immediately take action on cybercrime.

According to ICT Minister Anudith Nakornthap, today's fast-changing technology is so advanced that it is a lot harder for officials to catch up with, while the number of internet users with ill intent is also increasing. As an agency which supervises and oversees technology related matter, the ICT Ministry, has the responsibility to educate the people regarding cybercrime. The Ministry is also in the process of revising the Computer Crime Act B.E. 2550 in order to make it more compatible with the constantly changing technology.

As for the drafting of the Computer Crime Act B.E. 2556, the minister said he has already conducted public hearings to collect opinions and ideas from the people in order to push the new act forward. The new act will be proposed to the cabinet within the next 2 months before being submitted to parliament and senate meetings, which will take approximately 6 months to 2 years before it clears a hurdle and can be published in the royal gazette.

-NNT