The Prayut government has laid out an impress ive digital road map for the economy and society. Minister of Digital Economy and Society Pichet Durongkaveroj is bullish about Thailand being on track for solid digital links domestically and internationally. His 2018 agenda covers the implementation of digital infrastructure that includes enactment of several laws, a national digital ID programme, a village Internet programme, and installation of undersea cables to better connect Thailand with the rest of world. Regarding digital laws, it has become imperative to ensure that the country’s legal framework is up to date given the rapid transformations currently disrupting virtually all sectors of the economy and society at large. Besides facilitating the advent of new tech businesses and services such as online and mobile banking apps, e-commerce and online payments, the government needs to safeguard the country’s digital infrastructure with current cyber-security laws. The digital ID programme is another key foundation stone of the new economy, since existing laws need to be amended to accommodate, for example, the opening of bank accounts on mobile apps. This means we’ll no longer have to go to a bank branch to open accounts, but instead will be able to do so… Read full this story
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