A 7-11 employee is facing legal action and even imprisonment after he used “ThaiChana” check-in information to flirt with a female customer via the Line chat app.
As part of the government tracking system to monitor the number of people inside a business or location at any given time, customers must check-in using the “ThaiChana” app or by writing their information down, including their phone number, on a check-in sheet at the entrance to the business.
The system has been implemented across thousands of businesses in Thailand, including at all 7-11 stores where the incident occurred.
CP All, owners of the 7-11 franchise in Thailand, launched an inquiry after a customer complained that a staff member had contacted her to “flirt” after taking her information from the login sheet at the store.
Polawat Witoolkollachit, the Inspector-General at the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, said that the employee in question “can be sued” for violating the privacy of the person in question and for taking their phone number without permission. He continued:
“The convenience store employee could face imprisonment under the Computer Crimes Act.”
An investigation into the matter remains ongoing.
There were further concerns regarding privacy and the “ThaiChana” app earlier this week when the government warned people that numerous phishing websites had sprung up to try and steal people’s personal information.
The scam involved sending SMS messages to people, directing them to a fake website in an attempt to capture their private information.
Source: The Nation