Government Spokesperson Lt-General Sansern Kaewkamnerd
Government Spokesperson Lt-General Sansern Kaewkamnerd

PM-chaired cyber-security panel to sit till permanent law enacted

Breaking News September 20, 2017 07:01

By The Nation

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Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha will soon chair a committee for the preparation of cyber-security policy and planning proposals, following the Cabinet’s approval of a PM’s Office regulatory draft on Tuesday.

Proposed by the Digital Economy and Society Ministry, the draft regulation authorises the committee to make legal suggestions, including drafting national policy and plans on cyber-security, for the Cabinet’s consideration, said Government Spokesperson Lt-General Sansern Kaewkamnerd.

The panel will also set up an office for the national cyber security committee, information infrastructure as well as lining up cooperation between private and governmental agencies, he said.

Its ultimate goal is to “ensure that national security, economy, public health, energy, military, and domestic order-keeping will not be affected”, according to the spokesperson.

The committee will function until a permanent law on cyber-security is enacted, he added.

The PM-headed committee will consist of two deputy premiers, the defence minister, the digital economy and society minister, that ministry’s permanent secretary and his or her deputy, and up to seven experts.

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