PDPA has been postponed to be enforced next year

The Cabinet acknowledged the need to postpone the enforcement of most parts of the Personal Data Protection Act. (PDPA) for another year.

The reasons for postponing are to give the public and private sectors time to prepare their internal processes and ease the financial burden they are shouldering during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Chapters / Sections have been postponed.

Suspended from the enforcement by a year are the following:

  • Chapter 2 involving the protection of personal data
  • Chapter 3 related to the use or disclosure of personal data
  • Chapter 5 linked with complaints
  • Chapter 6 associated with civil liability
  • Chapter 7 concerning penalties.
  • Section 95 of the transitional provision, which involves personal data collected before the act took effect.


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Mr. Buddhipongse said Sections 1-7 and 91-94, as well as Chapters 1 and 4, have been enforced since May 28 last year.

And the chapters that would be enforced by this year are Section 96 of the transitional provision (subordinate legislation).

The organizations and businesses that complying to enforce PDPA next year.

By the way, the delay spare of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) will be complying in organizations and 19 businesses fields until enforcement on May 31, 2021

The 19 business fields are the following

  1. Agriculture
  2. Industry
  3. Commerce
  4. Healthcare
  5. Power, water and waste management
  6. Construction
  7. Maintenance
  8. Transport and storage
  9. Tourism
  10. Communication, computer and digital
  11. Finance, banking, and insurance
  12. Property
  13. Profession
  14. Administration and service support
  15. Science, technology, academics, social work and arts
  16. Education
  17. Entertainment and recreation
  18. Security
  19. Household businesses and community enterprises

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The DES ministry has agreed to set up PDPA committee members that have 10 persons to set up a subcommittee to iron out related standards or other involved regulations, which must be wrapped up one year after the PDPA committee is formed.

If the Cabinet announces officially any further information on this postponed we will keep you informed as soon as possible or contact us at contact@asiadatadestruction if you need additional information.

ที่มา : Bangkok Post