THAILAND: Firewall is a huge mistake

The country learned last week the government is building a “great firewall of Thailand” to try to better control what citizens see on the internet. It is unfortunate that building this firewall is essentially a secret project. As designed, the project appears as if it will do much harm but little to achieve the security desired. The Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ICT Ministry) and the Prime Minister’s Office should solicit the public’s help before implementing it. Otherwise, there is real risk it will turn into a cyberspace disaster.

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