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Police slapped down on Line monitoring plan

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  • Writer: Suchit Leesa-Nguansuk
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The state's technology crime unit has "no authority" to trace people's Line messages, as that would breach the criminal law, the Electronic Transaction Development Agency (ETDA) says. 

A Line message warns about the Technology Crime Suppression Division's plan to trace the chat logs of people using the smartphone app. (Photo by Patipat Janthong)

The warning came after the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) outlined a policy to monitor Line messages in the wake of recent rumours on social media about a possible military coup d'etat.

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