On May 27, 2019, Thailand’s Personal Data Protection Act B.E. 2562 (A.D. 2019) (the “PDPA”), which was passed by the National Legislative Assembly on February 28, 2019, was finally published in the Government Gazette, and thus became effective on May 28, 2019. Although now effective, the main operative provisions concerning personal data protection (including requests for data subjects’ consent; collection/use and disclosure of personal data; rights of data subjects; complaints; civil liabilities and penalties) will not come into force until one year after their publication in the Government Gazette (i.e., on May 28, 2020).

View our previous post detailing the provisions of the PDPA.