Thailand

Key Contacts

Jutharat Anuktanakul
Tel: +66-2-266-6485 Ext 151 (jutharat.a@chandlermhm.com)

Nuanporn Wechsuwanarux
Tel: +66-2-266-6485 Ext 158 (nuanporn.w@chandlermhm.com)

Keiko Shirai
Tel: +66-2-266-6485 Ext 345 (keiko.shirai@chandlermhm.com)

Kiratika Poonsombudlert
Tel: +66-2-266-6485 Ext 153 (kiratika.p@chandlermhm.com)

Chandler MHM Limited
7th-9th, 12th and 16th Floors Bubhajit Building
20 North Sathorn Road Bangkok 10500, Thailand
www.chandlermhm.com

On 27 May 2019, the Personal Data Protection Act, B.E. 2562 (2019) (“PDPA”) was officially published in the Government Gazette. Under Section 2 of the PDPA, certain provisions become effective immediately the day after promulgation, ie, May 28, 2019. Other provisions will become effective one year after publication.

The key points of the PDPA are summarized in the newsletter “Personal Data Protection Act: A New Era of Privacy Rights in Thailand”, issued by Chandler MHM on 14 March 2019.

Failure to comply with the PDPA could result in significant penalties. Thus, business operators should ensure that their businesses comply with the PDPA. Remaining to be seen are how the many duties the PDPA imposes on operators will be implemented in practice, and how provisions of the PDPA will be interpreted by the authorities. Chandler MHM will keep monitoring any subordinate regulations to be issued under the PDPA, including any compliance practices, and will issue updates on further developments as they occur.


This publication is intended to highlight an overview of key issues for ease of understanding, and not for the provision of legal advice. If you have any questions about this publication, please contact your regular contact person(s) at Mori Hamada & Matsumoto or Chandler MHM Limited, or any of the Key Contacts listed in the far-right column.

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