On July 12, 2022, Nopparat Lalitkomon, a senior associate in Tilleke & Gibbins’ corporate and commercial group in Bangkok, spoke at an event on the principles of Thailand’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA). The session was organized in collaboration with True Digital Park and True Digital Group (TDG). Presenting along with the head of data privacy for TDG, Nopparat addressed the following issues to equip startup companies with essential knowledge to fully comply with the law. Data minimization; Managing data security; Data breach prevention; Principles of data protection officer roles; Data subject rights; Key consideration when setting up an application; and New sub-regulations under the Personal Data Protection Act; The event closed with an FAQ session.
On July 7, 2022, Nopparat Lalitkomon, senior associate, and Gvavalin Mahakunkitchareon, associate of the firm’s corporate and commercial group collaborated with Microfocus and CyberRes in hosting a webinar entitled “ PDPA: Managing and Minimizing Data Protection Risks.” In this online session, the speakers covered the following items: Overview of the Personal Data Protection Act 2019; Roles and responsibilities of data controllers or data processors; Rights of data subjects; and Updates on new subregulations under the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA).
On June 17, 2022, two attorneys in the firm’s corporate and commercial group in Bangkok—Charuwan Charoonchitsathian, partner, and Gvavalin Mahakunkitchareon, associate—were keynote speakers for a special focus session organized by the Thailand office of Plug and Play Tech Center. During the session, Charuwan and Gvavalin walked attendees through the latest legal developments applicable to innovative technologies in the smart cities sector, including: Artificial intelligence (AI), cloud services, and internet of things (IOT); Data protection updates from the recent PDPA public hearings; and Evolving cybersecurity regulations. The Plug and Play Tech Center in Bangkok is the local branch of global startup ecosystem and innovation hub helping entrepreneurs gain access to expertise, guidance, and structural support needed to grow their business. For more information, please see the Plug and Play Tech Center website.
On June 23–24, 2022, two attorneys from Tilleke & Gibbins’ corporate and commercial group—senior associate Nopparat Lalitkomon and associate Thammapas Chanpanich—will attend the HOOK Conference 2022 to lead a session on implementation of and compliance with Thailand’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), which came into effect on June 1, 2022. The HOOK Conference 2022 is a Southeast Asian-centric conference on performance marketing, featuring over 25 curated sessions presented by high-profile speakers and attendees from leading companies and organizations across the region. The conference will be held at the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park. The event will address a wide range of topics, such as industry and technical updates, channels and platforms, data-driven decision-making, marketing considerations in ASEAN, and the role of influencers. To learn more about the event, please visit the conference website.