Thai Cabinet Approves Digital ID Bill
In September 2018, the Thai Cabinet approved in principle the draft Digital Identification Act (“Digital ID Bill”). The Digital ID Bill is significant to digital commerce in Thailand as it proposes to develop a digital identification platform (“Platform”) to facilitate the authentication and verification of a citizen’s Digital ID. If enacted, it is likely to assist a number of sectors—such as government, banking, and healthcare—transform the way they offer services and conduct transactions.
By Saithip Mansri and Panjaree Chumuang © January 2019