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Thai Cabinet Approves Draft PDPA Exemptions for Specific Activities

The Thai cabinet approved a royal decree exempting some businesses and other entities from parts of the Personal Data Protection Act B.E. 2562 (PDPA). Those exemptions include Personal Data Protection, Rights of the Data Subject, Complaints, Civil Liability, and Penalties. What are the three main categories of business operators and activities to that the exemptions […]


Thailand Establishes Personal Data Protection Commission

Thailand has completed the establishment of the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC), the regulator under the country’s Personal Data Protection Act B.E. 2562 (PDPA), strongly indicating that the planned full enforcement of the PDPA on June 1, 2022, is likely to proceed as scheduled. As stipulated in the PDPA, the PDPC consists of a chairperson, […]


WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN THE PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION ACT B.E. 2562 IS FULLY ENFORCED IN JUNE 2022

Incidents of unauthorized disclosure of personal information to third parties has raised concern over personal data security across the globe. In 2015, GDPR went into effect, and to comply with international standards, Thailand has adopted the provisions of the GDPR and introduced the Personal Data Protection Act B.E. 2562, which was partially enacted on May […]


THAI PDPA UPDATE — REGULATORY PUBLIC HEARINGS AND ASEAN CROSS-BORDER TRANSFER MEASURES ANNOUNCED

On February 1, 2021, through Thailand’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, the Office of Personal Data Protection Commission announced that it will arrange public hearing sessions for the first set of subordinate regulations under the Personal Data Protection Act B.E. 2562 (2019) (PDPA). Prior to the PDPA effective date on June 1, 2021, further […]


THAI PDPA UPDATE — REGULATORY PUBLIC HEARINGS AND ASEAN CROSS-BORDER TRANSFER MEASURES ANNOUNCED

On February 1, 2021, through Thailand’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, the Office of Personal Data Protection Commission announced that it will arrange public hearing sessions for the first set of subordinate regulations under the Personal Data Protection Act B.E. 2562 (2019) (PDPA). Prior to the PDPA effective date on June 1, 2021, further […]


DECRIMINALIZATION OF NARCOTICS CLARIFIED BY THAILAND’S MINISTRY OF PUBLIC HEALTH

As a decision is not available regarding the Thai Food and Drug Administration promulgation of its medical cannabis application guidelines, the Thai Ministry of Public Health has issued several notifications to clarify the 2019 amendment to the Narcotics Act that initially paved the way for cannabis liberalization in the kingdom. This continued liberalization of the […]


THAILAND’S NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY PASSES DATA PROTECTION LAW

Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly has approved and endorsed the draft Personal Data Protection Act, which will now be submitted for royal endorsement and publication in the Government Gazette. The PDPA provides for a one-year grace period to allow sufficient time for business operators to prepare and implement internal controls and systems for PDPA compliance. The […]


THE CURRENT STATE OF DATA PROTECTION AND CYBERSECURITY LAW IN THAILAND

Thailand has been in the spotlight regarding data protection and cybersecurity, with many noting that the country does not adequately protect its citizens. Since social media and e-commerce is developing fast in Thailand, the lack of any legal platform covering this area is a rising concern. Rajen Ramiah, IP & Business Development Consultant at Chavalit […]


Fake Degree Providers Prove Immortal

The Education Ministry has asked the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society to track down online sellers of forged educational certificates, but admitted that the illicit business continues endlessly in the country. According to Chaipreuk Sereerak, permanent secretary for education, received reports that forged degree certificates, ranging in cost from 2,500 and 7,000 baht, were […]




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