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Authority and Duties Authority and Duties

Authority and Duties

The Electronic Transactions Development Agency Act of B.E. 2562 (A.D. 2019) (Article 5) assigns the Agency with responsibilities of the Secretary, Electronic Transactions Committee, and gave the Agency the following duties and authority:

  1. Prepare strategic plans on electronic transactions to be presented to the Electronic Transactions Committee for consideration of approval.
  2. Prepare strategic plans on infrastructure development in the area of standards consistent with national policies and plans on digital development for the economy and society.
  3. Promote and support government and private organizations involved to take actions in the area of e-transactions and e-commerce in order to support national development in areas including finance, trade, investment, import-export and public services provided by the government sector in line with strategic plans on electronic transactions.
  4. Study, research and develop digital technology to support e-transactions and e-commerce in government and private organizations along with promoting digital technology architectural designs in order to make proposals and advise the Electronic Transactions Committee in specifying standards on the aforementioned issues.
  5. Prepare recommendations concerning standards and governance measures or mechanisms associated with e-transactions and e-commerce in order to enable organizations in the government sector and the private sector to use consistent and connected digital technology with security, safety and reliability.
  6. Supervise service businesses related to electronic transactions in compliance with royal decrees issued pursuant to electronic transaction laws along with providing support for the aforementioned electronic transaction service business operations.
  7. Analyze and certify consistency and validity according to e-transaction and e-commerce standards, measures or governance mechanisms.
  8. Be a center for providing academic services or services related to e-transaction and e-commerce development, promotion and support for government organizations, private organizations and citizens in addition to disseminating and creating knowledge and understanding in e-transactions and e-commerce.
  9. Make agreements and cooperate with domestic and international organizations or agencies in affairs related to performance of duties and the Agency’s authority.
  10. Provide training to improve skills of the Agency’s personnel and outside persons regarding standards for security, safety and reliability of e-transaction and e-commerce systems and services.
  11. Perform other duties assigned by the Electronic Transactions Committee or other committee or perform other duties prescribed by law.