The Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry is seeking to postpone the enforcement of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), due to take effect late next month, saying state and private organisations will be too burdened to comply during the pandemic.
The PDPA was published in the Royal Gazette in May last year, but comes into force on May 27 after a one-year grace period.
Once implemented, the PDPA is expected to change the landscape of personal data protection in Thailand. The legislation mandates that data controllers and processors who use personal data must receive consent from data owners and use it only for expressed purposes.
KOMSAN TORTERMVASANA AND SUCHIT LEESA-NGUANSUK