The Draft Digital I.D. Act

Conducting business with governmental authorities and service providers, such as commercial banks and hospitals, currently requires someone to be physically present at the offices of those governmental authorities and service providers to verify their identity and signature, resulting in inconvenience and a delay in business transactions.

Keywords: Mazars, Thailand, Legal, I.D., Electronic Transaction Committee, Digital

03 October 2018

Therefore, to expedite transactions that require someone’s identity to be verified, the Thai Cabinet approved, in principle, a draft Digital I.D. Act on 11 September 2018 encouraging the authentication and verification of someone’s identity through a digital platform.

Under the Act, the Electronic Transaction Committee will be empowered to set out criteria, means, and requirements, and punitive measures in regard to using a digital platform to verify someone’s identity covering the three aspects below:

1. Monitoring and controlling a service provider providing identity verification services through the platform;

2. Monitoring and controlling the entity providing the proxy server used to connect to the platform; and

3. Protecting personal data.

For more information, please visit the royal Thai government website