Thailand’s Personal Data Protection Act Enters into Force

Hunton Andrews Kurth writes:

On June 1, 2022, Thailand’s Personal Data Protection Act (“PDPA”) entered into force after three years of delays. The PDPA, originally enacted in May 2019, provides for a one-year grace period, with the main operative provisions of the law originally set to come into force in 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the Thai government issued royal decrees to extend the compliance deadline to June 1, 2022.

The PDPA mirrors the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) in many respects.

Read more at Privacy & Information Security Law Blog.

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