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To enhance the efficiency of services provided by the government sector through electronic means, the Draft Electronic Performance of Administrative Functions Act B.E. …. (“Draft EAA”) has recently been approved by the Thai Parliament. The Draft EAA, which is currently pending publication in the Royal Gazette, aims to facilitate the performance of state agencies via electronic methods as the main approach. To whom will the Draft EAA apply? All state agencies, including ministries and departments,…

After almost 3 years since the announcement of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), the Personal Data Protection Committee (PDPC) has finally been announced by the Thai government. The PDPC will be made up of 10 commissioners – one chairman and nine experts from a range of different fields. The PDPC will set about planning the promotion and protection of personal data, prescribing guidelines/measures, and issuing various rules, codes and sub-regulations, among others. The Ministry…

The concept of data portability has been of increasing interest in APAC countries. This is partly influenced by data portability provisions in the GDPR. However, scoping and implementing data portability rights in practice is proving challenging. Here is a snapshot of differing and developing approaches.In Thailand, the right to data portability has been incorporated into the new Personal Data Protection Act, which will come into effect in May 2020. In India, the right to data…