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Comply with the PDPA

The Personal Data Protection Act 2019 ('PDPA') is the first consolidated legislation providing general data protection within Thailand and was originally expected to come into full effect on 27 May 2020. This date, however, was postponed until 27 May 2021 due to the COVID-19 ('Coronavirus) pandemic. The PDPA is based on the GDPR and contains many similar provisions, although they differ in areas such as anonymisation. While the PDPC is provided for by the PDPA, which further requires the PDPC to draft and issue sub-regulations on data protection by 27 May 2021, the PDPC has yet to be established.

OneTrust DataGuidance's PDPA Portal provides you with the ability to track developments regarding PDPA and understand its obligations.


PDPA v. GDPR

OneTrust DataGuidance, in collaboration with Blumenthal Richter & Sumet, have produced a PDPA v. GDPR Report, which you can download here, and which assists organisations in understanding and comparing key provisions of the PDPA comparative to the GDPR. You can also leverage this information through our PDPA v. GDPR Comparison in the tab above.


Thailand Privacy Landscape Overview


Watch our Thailand Overview video to understand the state of privacy in Thailand today.

PDPA v GDPR

GDPR Benchmark

This Chart aims at assisting organisations in understanding and comparing key provisions of the GDPR with relevant data protection law from around the globe. This Chart provides a comparison of the following key provisions:

  1. Scope
  2. Definitions and legal basis
  3. Rights
  4. Enforcement

Each topic includes relevant articles and sections from the law compared, a summary of the comparison, and a detailed analysis of the similarities and differences. The degree of similarity for each section can be identified using the key.

Scope Benchmark

    title
  • Personal scope
  • Territorial scope
  • Material scope
  • Argentina
    • Fairly inconsistent

    • Fairly inconsistent

    • Fairly consistent

  • Australia
    • Fairly inconsistent

    • Fairly consistent

    • Fairly consistent

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Rights Benchmark

    title
  • Right to deletion
  • Right to be informed
  • Right to object
  • Right to access
  • Right not to be subject to discrimination
  • Right to data portability
  • Argentina
    • Inconsistent

    • Fairly consistent

    • Fairly inconsistent

    • Fairly consistent

    • Fairly consistent

    • Fairly consistent

  • Australia
    • Inconsistent

    • Fairly consistent

    • Inconsistent

    • Fairly consistent

    • Consistent

    • Inconsistent

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Enforcement Benchmark

    title
  • Monetary penalties
  • Supervisory authority
  • Civil remedies
  • Argentina
    • Fairly consistent

    • Fairly consistent

    • Fairly consistent

  • Australia
    • Fairly consistent

    • Fairly consistent

    • Fairly inconsistent

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