Anybody noticed any difference since the new computer laws?
Computer Violation Act
22 Aug 2008
The Computer Violation Act, to take effect on 23 August, requires internet service providers, businesses, schools, hotels, banks, government agencies, apartment and residential complexes, Internet cafes and game shops to retain Internet traffic data of users for a period of 90 days so that police are able to track down persons engaged in cyber crime. Internet cafés are mandated to collect the identity of computer users, log in time, and websites visited.
The Act also stipulates that all companies engaged in commercial and business services through use of computer systems set their computers to Thai Standard Time (TST), the official national time, which is 7 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). According to media sources, instructions for setting computers to TST can be found at www.navy.mi.th/hydro/time
Violators of the new Act face a fine of between 100,000 to 500,000 baht.
EDIT: I've read about internet cafe shops being raided by police demanding money from owners because of illegal activites on their computers. Maybe this is why the law was invented, easy money for Mr.Officer?