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Digital Platform law

On December 23, 2022, the Thai government introduced a Royal Decree on the Operation of Digital Platform Services Subjected to Prior Notification, which will become effective 240 days after publication in the Royal Gazette. The decree aims to establish a comprehensive regulatory framework for the digital platform industry in Thailand, promoting fairness and transparency in business practices. The scope of the regulation is broad, covering providers of digital platform services, even if they have their business establishment outside of Thailand, but still offer their services to Thai residents. Digital platform services are defined as electronic intermediaries that manage data and connect traders, consumers, or service recipients through computer networks to facilitate electronic transactions, regardless of whether a service fee is charged. Providers of digital platform services that fall under the notification requirement are those with annual revenue exceeding THB 50 million or an average monthly active user count of more than 5,000 people. The consequences of failing to adhere to the provisions of the Royal Decree on Digital Platforms can result in both criminal and administrative penalties.

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