Facebook vs new Thai data protection law: Can we still post photos?
The Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) comes into force on Wednesday (June 1) – whether Thailand is ready or not. In fact, surveys show there is still widespread misunderstanding of how the new law will work and how it will affect the behaviour of not just organisations but also individual citizens.
Under the PDPA, websites of governments and businesses worldwide are required to seek permission before collecting, using or revealing the personal data of anyone in Thailand.
But how does the new law affect ordinary individuals when they use social media networks like Facebook?
The answer is that collecting or using personal data without consent is still permitted in certain cases.
On Monday, the Personal Data Protection Committee offered four examples to clear up misunderstandings.