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PDPA (Personal Data Protection Act)

What is PDPA?

The Thailand PDPA stands for the new Personal Data Protection Act B.E.2562 of the Kingdom of Thailand. It was passed in 2019 and affects businesses starting from 28 May 2020.

PDPA is the most comprehensive Thai data privacy law to date. It expands on the rights of users whose data you collect, which means expanding on your obligations as well.

Is it similar to other data protection laws, such as the GDPR or the CCPA?

The Thailand PDPA follows the trend set by the GDPR. It has many similarities with this regulation, as well as with data protection laws of East and South-East Asia. If your business complies with the GDPR, it would be easy to comply with the PDPA as well.