Jun 202019
 June 20, 2019  Posted by  Featured News, Laws, Non-U.S.

Covington & Burling writes:

On May 27, 2019, the Thai government published the Personal Data Protection Act B.E. 2562 (2019) (the “PDPA”) in its official gazette, meaning the law now takes effect and companies have a 1-year period to bring their practices into compliance by May 27, 2020.

Notably, the PDPA adopts a broad definition of “personal data” (essentially, any information which directly or indirectly identifies an individual) and an extraterritorial scope that extends its obligations to organizations outside of Thailand who either (i) offer products and services to individuals in Thailand, or (ii) monitor the behavior of individuals in Thailand. The PDPA also adopts the concepts of “controller” and “processor” consistent with various other privacy regimes.

Read more on InsidePrivacy.

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