Delay in panel formation hampers preparedness for PDPA

Delay in panel formation hamp…

Delay in panel formation hampers preparedness for PDPA

Bangkok Post | 2020-09-23 00:09

The delay in the official endorsement of those sitting on the Personal Data Protection Committee is expected to hinder preparedness by the private and public sectors, which need guidelines to comply with the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA). The PDPA ushered in the establishment of the 16-member Personal Data Protection Committee, which has a broad range of powers in the promotion and protection of personal data. These include drafting the master plan on personal data protection, issuing notifications or rules for the execution of the act, and advising the cabinet on the enactment or revision of the existing laws so as to protect personal data. Ten of the members come from the selection process: a chairman and nine honorary directors. The other six sit on the body in accordance with their existing positions. On May 19, the cabinet approved the list of 10 selected members, picked b…

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