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Submission + - Thailand Bans Teen Info on the Internet

Reservoir Hill writes: "Internet providers in Thailand have been prohibited from disclosing personal data about anyone under the age of 18 in a way that would allow others to search the data to gain access to them including disclosure of their age, sex, phone number, email address, logon name for chat lines, photos and names of their schools. Article 27 of Thailand's Child Protection Act prohibits advertising or revealing information about young people in a way that could damage their mental well-being or reputation, or take advantage of them. The prohibition is also to prevent crimes, including kidnapping, rape, robbery and murder, said Social Development and Human Security Minister Paiboon Wattanasiritham. Violators will face a maximum jail term of six months and a maximum fine of $1,900 in accordance with the 2003 National Child Protection Act . Web sites have been given a one-month period for adjustment, Paiboon said."

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