Governance & Risk Management , Privacy

Implementing Thailand's Personal Data Protection Act

Surachai Chatchalermpun of Huawei on Country's New Privacy Law Coming June 1
Surachai Chatchalermpun, country cybersecurity and privacy officer, Huawei, Thailand

Thailand's Personal Data Protection Act goes into effect on June 1. Surachai Chatchalermpun, country cybersecurity and privacy officer for Huawei Thailand, discusses how it differs from the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation and offers advice on meeting the requirements of the PDPA.

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"IT and security teams need to engage with legal and compliance teams to interpret the various regulations of PDPA and do the gap analysis. This is the first thing all companies need to do. They need to have good communication to get support from top management and from the board of directors," Chatchalermpun says.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Chatchalermpun also discusses:

  • How Thailand's PDPA is different from the European Union's GDPR;
  • The steps to take to meet regulatory requirements under PDPA, Thailand;
  • How he maintained a balance between security and privacy.

Chatchelermpun is the country cybersecurity and privacy officer at Huawei. Previously, he was CISO at Krungthai Bank, which is the largest state-owned enterprise in Thailand, and regional head of IT security at Maybank, responsible for five countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

About the Author

Suparna Goswami

Suparna Goswami

Associate Editor, ISMG

Goswami has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. She has covered a variety of beats including global macro economy, fintech, startups and other business trends. Before joining ISMG, she contributed for Forbes Asia, where she wrote about the Indian startup ecosystem. She has also worked with UK-based International Finance Magazine and leading Indian newspapers, such as DNA and Times of India.

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