New national intelligence act sanctions use of electronic tools to access private information

Submitted on Fri, 2019-04-19 18:13PrachataiThe 2019 National Intelligence Act became effective on Wednesday (17 April), allowing the National Intelligence Agency to use any means, including electronic or other technologies, to access information. The National Intelligence Act, which was published in the Government Gazette on 16 April, gives the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) the authority to order any government agency or person to hand over information or document that affects national security within a timeframe specified by the NIA Director. In cases where it is necessary to obtain information or document relating to intelligence, Article 6 of the Act gives the NIA the power to use any means, including the use of electronic tools, scientific tools, telecommunication, or other technologies to obtain the information or document. Article 12 also requires the NIA to establish a National Intelligence Coordinating Centre (NICC) to act as a central agency in coordinating intelligence works between national intelligence agencies. Article 13 gives the NICC the authority to Follow, evaluate, and analyse both national and international current situation for 24 hours a day, including reporting daily news, urgent news, news of specific cases, and advance emergency warnings to the Prime Minister, the National Security Council, the Director, and other relevant agencies. Monitor threats to security, both in normal situation, in sensitive situation, during important festivals, royal ceremonies, or important state conferences or ceremonies in order to support the prevention or resolving of the situation when there is a serious emergency, and to be on duty until the situation can be resolved. Educate and cooperate with government sector, private sector, and the public, both centrally and regionally, in terms of information services. Between December 2018 and February 2019, the National Legislative Assembly has already passed over a hundred draft bills into law. Among these are the National Intellgence... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, New national intelligence act sanctions use of electronic tools to access private information, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you New national intelligence act sanctions use of electronic tools to access private information





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Published By: Prachatai - Friday, 19 April



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