For years now Thailand is drafting two new laws for the protection of data in the Digital Economy.

The Personal Data Protection Bill is in some ways similar to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) protecting data owners of potential abuse of their personal data for commercial and other undesirable purposes. The data protection legislation will take effect a year after being passed to allow preparatory work.

The cybersecurity bill will allow the seizure of computers and servers without a court order in case of emergency for critical cases. The national cybersecurity will take immediate effect after its approval, which is expected to be by May.

Both bills will go through their third reading in the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) on February 22 and 25. The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society will be the primary agency responsible for enforcing the laws.

You may read Today’s Bangkok Post and The Nation articles on this subject.

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