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BANGKOK, 30 May 2018 (NNT) – The Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) has opened the Data Protection Knowledge Center (DPKC) to promote good data protection methods among the general public and agencies.

ETDA Executive Director Surangkana Wayuparb said the agency has officially opened the Data Protection Knowledge Center (DPKC) assisting the general public and agencies on personal data protection.

The opening of the center followed approval of the Personal Data Protection Act by the cabinet last week as proposed by the Ministry of Digital Society and Economy.

The law will help the general public protect against the disclosure or uses of personal data for commercial purposes without consent from the data owners, including improper uses of individual credentials for transactions. It will also lead to the establishment of a personal data protection commission as a specialized unit to protect the general public from violations.

The DPKC will serve as a center raising the awareness and promoting the learning of data protection measures to be implemented by agencies, companies, and the general public.

The enactment of the personal data law will help Thailand prevent trade and investment obstacles which could occur following the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which is currently in effect, providing that Thailand now has an equal legal measure for personal data protection.

Source: National News Bureau of Thailand (NNT) National News Bureau & Public Relations :

Reporter : Tanakorn Sangiam / Rewriter : Tewit Kemtong