Legal experts raise Clubhouse warnings

Legal experts raise Clubhouse…

Legal experts raise Clubhouse warnings

Bangkok Post | 2021-02-18 23:51

Users and hosts on audio-based social networking app Clubhouse need to be cautious about privacy violations and defamation as they could run afoul of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) and Computer-Related Crime Act, say tech legal experts. The invite-only app has gained popularity in Thailand over the past few weeks as a string of celebrities, public figures and politicians are heading to the platform. The platform is seen as a venue for members to express their views freely, including on highly-sensitive issues. It has virtual rooms to join monitored by room hosts. The popularity of the app has prompted Buddhipongse Punnakanta, digital economy and society minister, to warn users to be careful about breaking the law, saying authorities will investigate if illegal content is reported. Dhiraphol Suwanprateep, partner and head of technology, media and telecom industry group at la…

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