'No intrusion on privacy' with new cyber security law: Prayut

'No intrusion on privacy' with new cyber security law: Prayut

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said yesterday that the cyber security law would not intrude on people's privacy if they don't do anything illegal.

The PM added that the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) had not passed a cyber law, but had actually only received drafts that could be passed to cater to digital economy.

He said the drafts, once completed, had to be sent to the NLA so its members could scrutinise them in detail for second and third readings.

He also dismissed concerns that the cyber security law would allow the state to intrude on people's privacy, saying there had to be a valid reason to get people's personal information.

Prayut said the Cabinet was working against time to pass several bills, but promised that all bills would be looked at carefully during the second and third readings.

He added that during the deliberation process, legislation such as the inheritance bill, the drug and public health law, could be changed.

He said the NLA would summon people concerned to provide information to ensure the new laws are efficient.

He said some legislation had been drafted since the National Council for Peace and Order took over, but they had not been passed into law yet.

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