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PDPA in Thailand: One Year of Significant Loopholes

In the wake of the enforcement of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) in Thailand on June 1, 2022, its significant loopholes that compromise data security became a concerning issue.

The #PDPA needs to be further developed to ensure adequate protection of personal data. Its current form allows for state abuse and unlawful collection of information–some of which users might not even be aware of.

❗Violations committed through the use of AI are yet to be addressed. The Thai government can still violate people’s right to privacy.

📌 Automated or non-automated data collection are still not differentiated, meaning there is no protection against data breaches happening through the use of AI.

In the end, there has been no improvement to the PDPA that would facilitate data privacy and protect people from unlawful invasions of privacy. The government can still collect highly sensitive information about people, without their consent, and even without them knowing.

✊ At #Manushya, we believe that data protection is vital to ensuring our privacy! As the modern digital age is filled with personal data used for a variety of activities, laws must be enacted to keep up with digital advances. This abundance of data comes with a responsibility!

#WeAreManushyan ♾️ Equal Human Beings

👉 Have a read about data protection and digital rights in Thailand here:


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