State urged to assist SMEs with PDPAThe government needs to assist local businesses, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in complying with the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) as the compliance is costly and many organisations are suffering from the Covid-19 outbreak, say cybersecurity experts. The PDPA was published in the Royal Gazette in May last year, but comes into force this May following a one-year grace period. "I estimate only 35% of the organisations can fully comply with the PDPA," Mr Nipon said, citing a figure tallied when the General Data Protection Regulation was implemented by the EU. The DES Ministry should come up with relief measures for those facing lawsuits in connection with the PDPA, he said. As for SMEs, the government can dispatch officials to assist them on a case-by-case basis, similar to Singapore, he said.
Source: Bangkok Post March 31, 2020 00:11 UTC