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PERSONAL DATA
PROTECTION ACT

MAKING SENSE OF THE KEY PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION ACT

As you may have heard, the PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION ACT (PDPA) took effect on May 27, 2020. Many are wondering what PDPA is and how it will impact them. PDPA has been designed to provide individuals with greater control over how their personal data is collected, stored, transferred, and used, Including the use of more of their personal information. Provide personal information protection by prohibiting others from using such information, for the benefit of one side without the data owner consenting. The meaning of personal information according to this act is the personally identifiable information, whether directly or indirectly, whether collected via online or offline, information that is identifiable, such as first name, last name, telephone number, National ID number, Email address, IP address, or any other information that affects the owner of personal information in the same way, etc.

In this regard, Tanasan Trading Co., Ltd., the official copyright owner and distributor recognizes the importance and strives to improve the development of guidelines to comply with laws and regulations regarding data security and data privacy at all times.

Some key PDPA principles to consider in implementation include

Data Collection: Collect data from data owner only which will inform rights, details, objectives of data collection and must always have the consent of the data owner.
Storage Limitation: Subject to relevant exceptions, maintain personal data only for as long as is deemed necessary and reasonable.
Use of Information: Must always obtain consent from the owner of the data. And will only be used for the stated purpose
Data transfer: The destination must have sufficient protection standards (such as bringing the data to the cloud or the server in a foreign country)
Security: There is a standard data protection system. And if there is a leak of information will notify the data owner within 72 hours after the incident is known.
Note: The above information is provided by Tanasan Trading Co.Ltd., for informational purposes only and is not intended to serve as legal advice. If you are interested, you should contact a legal specialist for advice regarding any queries or problems regarding the PDP.
Latest update 13 April 2020