Personal Data Protection Under The Law Of Thailand

The processing of personal data in Thailand is regulated by the Official Information Act B.E. 2540 (1997), which took effect on December 10, 1997 (hereafter referred to as the “OIA”). The OIA gives the public the right to receive or have access to information connected with various operations of Government agencies.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How is personal information defined under the OIA?
What requirements apply to the collection of personal information by State agencies?
What are the rights of the data subject?

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