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ETDA defends royal decree regulating digital platforms

A user browses an e-commerce site. Mr Chaichana says the main focus of the decree is large digital platforms.

The Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) has defended the merits of the draft royal decree meant to regulate digital platforms, saying the legislation will help strike a balance between consumer protection and business interests in the country.

ETDA also confirmed it has the authority via the decree to suspend platforms’ services in the country if they fail to comply with the legislation.

The draft royal decree on the supervision of digital platform services subject to prior notification was approved in principle by the cabinet in October 2021.

It passed the first phase consideration by the Council of State and its revised version is undergoing a public hearing from March 10-25.

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