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PDPA : Personal Data Protection Act (easy to understand edition)

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2022-06-02 14:35:32


        Today is the second day of enforcement of the Personal Data Protection Act B.E. 2562. To protect the personal information in terms of standards for data collection and usage without violating the rights of data owners.

Academic Resource Center invites everyone to know more about PDPA

        This Act is intended to ensure that the people’s personal data which is provided to various government agencies, private sectors and other organizations have been kept safely. People have the right to know the purpose of providing information for making a decision before giving or not giving their information. They also can revoke the permission to use the data including correcting or deleting data at any time.

        Personal information under this Act covers general information such as name, surname, identification number, address, house registration, telephone number, nationality, educational information, finance, title deed, vehicle registration. This includes particularly sensitive personal data such as race, political opinion, creed, religion, criminal history, health information, genetics, fingerprints, facial model, iris data.

Things to know about PDPA

   1. Taking photos or moving images of other people without permission, unless it is used for commercial purposes or causing damage to the person in the picture, can commit offense against PDPA, but may be guilty of violation or the Computer Crime Act.

   2. Installing CCTV inside the house to prevent crime can be done without warning labels.

   3. Consent before using information is optional when it is an act under the jurisdiction of the law, such as disseminating the image of a criminal, photographing a crime scene, using it to save a person's life or body, using it for statistical research, using it for the commonwealth.

        Using personal data for benefit without the data subject's consent is punishable by up to 1 year of imprisonment or a fine of not more than 1,000,000 baht. The dissemination of personal information that damages the owner, dishonor, despised, will be punishable by up to 6 months' imprisonment or a fine of not more than 500,000 baht, and the sufferer can claim compensation.