Updates to the Thai Personal Data Protection Bill: Data Processing and Legitimate Interest Concepts Added

Since our July 2015 update (available here), the 2015 draft Personal Data Protection Bill (the "2015 PDPB") was withdrawn by Cabinet Resolution and returned to the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (the "MDES") for amendment. Now, after more than two years, a new draft Personal Data Protection Bill (the "New PDPB") has finally been drawn up and a public hearing has been scheduled from 22 January 2018 to 6 February 2018. Participation in this public hearing is now sought.

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