Thailand - Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) Becomes Law

March 1, 2019

 

Yesterday, the Thai government introduced into law, the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA). This will become law within 1 year of the publishing in the Royal Gazette. This new law has many "GDPR" style approaches to regulatory compliance, such as 

 

At present, we have a small number of vDPOs in Thailand as part of our CSSNx (Customer Support and Services Network) project, we will be needing more. So this may be an ideal opportunity to ramp up our Asian presence to assist Thailand businesses to achieve global compliance, or non-Thailand businesses achieve compliance with Thai law. Check out the Global Data Protection Officer Scholarship Program. We are also looking for more DPOs for Singapore too. There is an estimated need for 10,000 over the next 3-years. DPOs are mandatory in Singapore.

 

With California (USA), UK, Brazil, Uganda, Bahrain and Serbia all due to start within the next 12 months, followed by India and Pakistan shortly thereafter, there is going to be a real need for quality trained Data Protection Officers.

 

We will be reviewing and adding all these to our existing 80+ Countries in the Global Data Protection Management System (GDPMS) and rolling them out as they come into law. Businesses that are using the GDPMS are growing in number. Discover more about the GDPMS.

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