BSA & Galexia Global Coud Computing Scorecard (2016) - Galexia Analytics Release

2016 Rank 21. Thailand - Score: 48.85 | Change from 2013 Score: +4.82 - Rank: +2

Thailand’s laws and policies in relation to cloud computing and the digital economy are patchy, with strengths in some areas and significant gaps and weaknesses in others.

Thailand has implemented comprehensive cybercrime legislation, which helps to enhance confidence in information technology (IT). Thailand also has good laws for electronic commerce and electronic signatures.

However, Thailand has no privacy laws, and this is a major weakness.

In January 2015, two Copyright Amendment laws were approved: the Copyright Act (No. 2) B.E. 2558 (A.D. 2015), and Copyright Act (No. 3) B.E. 2558 (A.D. 2015). These two new laws implement many of the key provisions of the WIPO Copyright Treaty. They also introduced a rudimentary Internet service provider (ISP) liability scheme for copyright infringements.

Additional risks in Thailand include mandatory Internet censorship (some of which is clearly political in nature) and filtering, and some technology mandates.

Overall, Thailand’s results improved since 2013, and the country’s ranking has risen two places to 21st. This result was built on significant improvements in both intellectual property protection and IT infrastructure.

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