Ask the NSO to study the PDPA Act, a spokesman for the police to clarify. People don’t worry (clip)

Thai Rath Edition

1 Jun 2022 5:09 a.m.

Police urge people not to worry The Personal Data Protection Act 2019, or the PDPA law that came into effect on June 1, explains that 4 items can be done. to study the law as clearly as possible Senior lawyer “Sombat Wongkhamhaeng” pointed out that people benefit from more privacy protection. Have the right to consent Not consent Cancel consent can set the scope of consent for the dissemination of personal information

case progress The Personal Data Protection Act 2019 or the PDPA law will come into effect. Revealed at the Royal Thai Police (Sq.) on May 31, Pol. Col. Siriwat Depo, deputy spokesman for the police, said that on June 1, the Data Protection Act B.E. 2562 will come into effect. The law is intended to protect personal information. not to be used for other benefits and to prevent problems infringement of rights Personal information that people may be worried about. However, the police found that some people’s brothers and sisters still lack understanding of the law. In addition, many inaccurate messages about the law were sent on social media. causing confusion and misunderstanding of the law

Deputy spokesman for the police added that We would like to publicize the important issues related to the law as follows: 1. Taking pictures or video clips that are unintentionally attached to other people’s images. and did not cause any damage with the person being photographed If used for personal purposes, it can be done. 2. Posting images or video clips with other people’s images on social media. If doing it for personal purposes Non-profit trade and does not cause damage can be done. 3. Installing CCTV inside the house does not require a warning sign. If stuck for crime prevention and security 4. Use of personal information Consent is not required in the following cases. 4.4 Use for statistical research 4.5 Use for public interest 4.6 Use for defense or their rights. Additional details of the guidelines may be published in the future. Asking for cooperation to the people’s brothers and sisters. Refrain from forwarding inaccurate information about such laws. May cause unlawful people to use misunderstandings to seek unlawful benefits If in doubt, you can follow the news and ask for information on the PDPC Thailand Facebook page via URL :

At the Metropolitan Police Headquarters, Pol. Maj. Gen. Jirasan Kaewsang-ek, spokesman for the NHRC, said The Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Navy ordered all the commanding divisions and all areas to be prepared. If people come to report violations under the Act between person to person or between an agency and a juristic person to study the law as clearly as possible Consider the purpose of the behavior to report or prosecute violations. In addition, all units under the jurisdiction will be inspected for recording devices and information. To ensure safety in taking care of personal information of those who report In the surveillance camera that is a speed camera. The camera detects the passage of a solid line of traffic. And the red light camera still works normally. Various equipment and work patterns have been inspected and are not in violation of Such Act

Pol Col Krishna Pattanacharoen, deputy spokesman for the police, said the law was easily described as If using or saving photographs, still images, video clips or other data If used to maintain the security of the country use for public benefit or used to protect their property and rights can do But it must be considered that the information obtained if used without permission Or to be published causing damage to any person can be prosecuted. for various projects that The police are in operation, such as the smart city zone 4.0 project, CCTV cameras have been installed all over the country for the benefit of the public and security. does not constitute an offense under Such Act It also urged all police headquarters and police stations to monitor the system to prevent such images from being taken.

to publish causing other people to be damaged Pictures can be used as evidence to prosecute the perpetrators as usual. including speed cameras Body cameras for patrol officers and traffic police across the country As for recording devices or other information that people are using, such as front-facing cameras, they can still be used. but can not be published in various channels until it may cause damage to the person in the picture

Acting Pol. Maj. Gen. Sombat Wongkhamhaeng, National Justice Administration Commissioner, revealed that although Thailand has had many laws on personal data protection since 1997, such as the Government Information Act 1997 Electronic Transactions Act 2001, but there are still many violations of personal data privacy rights. until causing trouble, annoyance, damage to the owner of the data Coupled with the advancement of technology, data collection, use and disclosure are easy. Causing damage to the economy as a whole. The Cabinet by General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister, presented this bill to the National Assembly on December 28, 2018. The National Legislative Assembly resolved to approve the promulgation of this law. The law on February 28, 2019 was postponed to come into force twice until it came into effect on June 1, 65.

Acting Pol. Col. Sombat further revealed that He saw that the people will benefit from greater protection of their personal data. because there is a right to consent, not consent, cancel consent Set the scope of consent Asking for personal information about yourself and how to use it Requests to destroy all data without being able to reuse it At the same time, be careful not to spread other people’s personal information. because there are criminal penalties administrative fine and must pay damages as much as 3 times the actual damages It is considered to be a punitive damage determination. Overall, this is a very serious penalty. The company or employer must be careful. Because the employee’s information is considered personal information. The employer cannot disclose the employee’s information without the employee’s consent. Employers cannot disclose annual performance appraisal data. It can only be used to evaluate performance.

“For previously existing data that is not subject to destruction, the Personal Data Controller shall collect and continue to collect and use the Personal Data for its original purpose. The data controller must determine how to withdraw consent. and disseminating information to the owner of the personal data who does not wish the controller of the personal data to collect and can easily notify the cancellation of consent Collection of information from data subjects who transact with individuals, companies, shops, can be requested only as needed. and can be used as permitted by the data owner The data subject can withdraw their consent. and asked to destroy the data or delete data from the computer system without being able to retrieve it again.”

The reporter asked As for the criminal punishment, how will the intent be proved? Must be intentional, foreseeable, or negligent, therefore, is liable. Use the intent like a normal case. but the civil violation Even those who do not intentionally or negligently have to pay for damages. compensation with interest from the date of infringement

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