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Thailand: Prime Minister and MDES announce compliance programmes for Government in line with enactment of the PDPA

The Prime Minister of Thailand and the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society ('MDES') announced, on 23 May 2022, that the enforcement day of the Personal Data Protection Act 2019 ('PDPA') is on the 1 June 2022. In particular, the Prime Minister announced the beginning of four operating systems' programmes that are now available to the Government of Thailand for their compliance with the PDPA, which include the use of a central government cloud, which will enable a system to record personal data processing activities of the Government, a consent management system for the exercise of data subject rights, and a management system for reporting violations of personal data.

Moreover, the MDES noted that, the Office of the Personal Data Protection Commission ('PDPC') will gradually promulgate various laws under the PDPA before and after the enforcement of the PDPA, and the introduction of guidelines for the methods for obtaining consent from personal data subjects and operationalising the PDPA.

You can read the press release, only available in Thai, here.