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Minister wants protection for e-commerce platform

The Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry is seeking to have all e-commerce platforms registered with the Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) to ensure cybersecurity in this 3-trillion-baht industry.The call was made as DES Minister Buddhipongse Punnakanta yesterday held a meeting with representatives from e-commerce ...

Suchit Leesa-Nguansuk

Thai university to roll out data protection certification

Thailand’s National Institute of Development Administration (Nida) is rolling out a data protection officer (DPO) training and certification programme in a bid to get organisations ready for the country’s upcoming Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA).Keep reading ...

Aaron Tan

Your data isn’t safe in Thailand

ASEAN has a problem as far as personal data protection goes, and at the bottom of this rung sits Thailand. In a study of privacy and surveillance of 47 countries – four of which are ASEAN – by British tech website Comparitech, Thailand was ranked ...

Sheith Khidhir

Walking the data tightrope

Top government officials and business leaders are stressing the importance of collecting big data on the population, but also protecting personal, commercial and governmental data from increasingly frequent cybersecurity threats.Keep reading ...

Komsan Tortermvasana & Suchit Leesa-Nguansuk

Digital economy ministry calls for data protection officers

The Digital Economy and Society (DE) Ministry is calling for mandatory appointments of data protection officers (DPOs) at every organisation that processes or stores personal data from EU citizens to comply with the nation’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) and the EU’s General Data Protection ...

Komsan Tortermvasana

Six digital bills passed in Thailand by NLA

According to a recent report, six digital bills were passed during the second round of the National Legislative Assembly, according to the Minister of Digital Economy and Society.The six digital bills are The Electronics Transaction Organisation Restructuring bill, the Data Protection bill, the Cybersecurity bill, ...

Alita Sharon

Cybersecurity, data protection bills await NLA approval

The Cabinet has approved cybersecurity and personal data-protection bills for enactment by the National Legislative Assembly, paving the way for the country to enforce legal safeguards for the rapidly-growing digital economy and society.Keep reading ...

The Nation Reporter

IoT regulations due next year

A series of regulatory conditions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and related device connectivity are scheduled to be implemented by 2019 to handle machine-to-machine connectivity in the industrial sector, with 5G wireless broadband set for worldwide commercial launch by 2020. Keep reading ...

Komsan Tortermvasana

Thai data protection falls short of EU benchmark

Thailand’s data protection bill, approved by the Cabinet earlier this week, is falling short of the benchmark set by the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law, especially in terms of protecting Thai citizens’ right to their online data, according to the Thai Netizen ...

Asina Pornwasin

MDES to establish 2 new agencies, an institute

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES) plans to establish two new agencies and an institute by next year to ensure the ongoing digital transformation process. A national cyber-security agency and a national data protection agency are to be established by 2019, while the new ...

Supawadee Wangsri

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