Thailand’s Digital Identification Bill, which was recently approved by the Cabinet and is expected to be passed by the National Legislative Assembly, has raised concerns for some cyber professionals, The Nation reports. The proposed law would establish a National Digital Identification company to build a technology platform to authenticate digital IDs. While some say it would establish regulations for online ID authentication, which could strengthen cybersecurity, others worry that the collection of personal biometric information managed under a government portal could pose privacy violations. Cyber Lawyer Paiboon Amonpinyokeat said, “The principle of taking care of people’s digital ID should be tied up with the Personal Data Protection Bill.”
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