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Controversial law on personal data again postponed, for another year

The cabinet has approved the deferral of the full enforcement of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) slated for this June by another year, with the explanation the country is facing a difficult time with the pandemic and the legislation’s related processes have yet to ...

Suchit Leesa-Nguansuk

Most parts of PDPA to be deferred by a year

The cabinet has agreed to postpone the enforcement of most chapters of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) by a year to give the public and private sectors time to prepare their internal processes and ease the financial burden they are shouldering during the coronavirus ...

Komsan Tortermvasana

Data protection law delay to go before cabinet

A royal decree drafted to postpone the enforcement of most sections in the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) by a year will be tabled before the cabinet for approval next week, says the Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry.The PDPA was published in the Royal ...

Suchit Leesa-Nguansuk

Thailand’s new Personal Data Protection Act may impacts businesses

Thailand’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) will come into full force on May 27th of this year. According to FRANK Legal & Tax, a Thailand-based International lawfirm, it will have a significant impact on all businesses whose operations involve the collection, use, and disclosure of ...

ASEAN governments want data localisation laws

The dangers of corporations owning large amounts of personal data have been heavily debated in recent years with no real solution to the issue.Data has been branded the new currency in the world. For years, users of online platforms did not realise that they were ...

Jillian Louis

Thailand gets ready for data protection law

Thailand has joined Singapore and Malaysia in Southeast Asia to enact a personal data protection law to protect the privacy rights of individuals.The country’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), modelled on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will come into effect on 27 ...

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

Digital Economy and Society Ministry's WiFi demand draws flak

The Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry’s demand that all cafes store data passing through their WiFi connections has drawn flak from shop owners, especially small-scale operators, who said the measure would impose a financial burden on them, including server expense.Keep reading ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

PDPA to boost spending on data protection tech

The new Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) in Thailand will stimulate spending on data protection technologies in 2019, says Dell EMC. Data loss has proved far more expensive for Asia-Pacific and Japanese organisations, according to the IT firm. On average, 20 hours of downtime in ...

Suchit Leesa-Nguansuk

Overview of Thailand Draft Personal Data Protection Act

Data protection laws in Asia continue to be introduced and updated. One of the most recent developments in South East Asia is in Thailand. On 22 May 2018, the Thai Cabinet approved in principle a revised draft of Thailand’s first personal data protection act (Draft ...

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