After almost 3 years since the announcement of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), the Personal Data Protection Committee (PDPC) has finally been announced by the Thai government. The PDPC will be made up of 10 commissioners - one chairman and nine experts from a range of different fields. The PDPC will set about planning the promotion and protection of personal data, prescribing guidelines/measures, and issuing various rules, codes and sub-regulations, among others.

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES) are confident that the PDPA will not be postponed for a third successive year and have also announced that a further 10 urgent sub-regulations will be issued, demonstrating the government's desire to fully bring the PDPA into effect on 1 June this year.

For any and all businesses dealing with personal data that have not yet taken the appropriate steps in order to comply with the PDPA when it goes live, the time is now to appoint data controllers and processors and ensure they are prepared to adequately handle all procedures and requests that may come their way. For more information please see the [Link] provided.