Thai Private and Public Sectors Scramble to Comply with EU Data Protection Standards

The Thai government and businesses are rushing to take steps to implement data protection protocols that rise to the standard set by the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), according to The Nation.

The law, which went into enforcement last month, substantially increases the standards that company’s must reach in the protection of user’s data, including letting users choose how long they want a specific site to retain their data as well as “the right to be forgotten” and more transparent terms of service.

Cyber experts say that Thai companies, primarily ones with EU customers, that fail to meet these new standards risk heavily fined. Companies like Thai Airways and DTAC have already made significant strides to stay in lockstep with the new EU regulation.

And the Thai government could potentially face consequences such as blacklisting or sanctions if they don’t enact new legislation in the same vein as the GDPR.

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