Thai minister calls URL blacklisting a failure

A senior IT minister in the Thai government has said that the current government blacklisting system is 'too much to handle'

A senior minister in Thailand's IT authority, which oversees internet censorship in the country, said that blacklisting has failed and should be dropped.

Thongchai Sangsiri, director of computer forensics within Thailand's Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, told the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity cybersecurity forum in New South Wales, Australia, on Tuesday that its blacklists are verbose and have created onerous management problems for ISPs.

"We would like [to] leave parents and teachers to decide what to filter... because [the current system] is too much to handle," Sangsiri said. "The blacklists grow with many, many websites to become a burden on ISPs. Blacklisting doesn't work."

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Our blacklist has failed us: Thai minister on ZDNet Australia.