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Digital Dialogues on Privacy – Thailand

1 April from 14:00 - 16:00

Digital Dialogues on Privacy – Thailand

jointly hosted by

the Asian Governance Foundation (AGF), the German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG), and Facebook Inc.

Roundtable 4: A Discussion on Data Subject Rights, Sensitive Data, and Children’s Data in the Personal Data Protection Act: Interpretation, Application, Challenges, and Recommendations

1 April 2021 (Thursday), 2:00-4:00 pm BKK time, online via Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting: https://fb.zoom.us/j/94514622680

Meeting ID: 945 1462 2680 / Passcode: 489510


I. Backgrounder on the Roundtable Series / Digital Dialogues on Privacy

The Thailand Personal Data Protection Act’s (PDPA) enactment, the current drafting of its subordinate legislations, the forthcoming emergence of the country’s first data protection authority, recent occurrences such as the pandemic, and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and AR/VR prompted the Asian Governance Foundation (AGF), the German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance at the Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, and Facebook to initiate a series of events with an initial seminar on “The Thai Personal Data Protection Act and its Draft Implementing Rules and Regulations” in November 2019 in Bangkok. 

To resume and continue these discussions on timely privacy issues in Thailand, and with a key goal in mind of supporting the building and strengthening of a privacy community in the country, CPG, AGF, and Facebook kick-started a series of roundtables in the fourth quarter of 2020, focused on bringing together privacy experts and advocates, to create a venue for open dialogue and information-exchange on current issues in privacy in Thailand.

This series of ongoing roundtables first tackled Thailand’s PDPA, with a focus on a preview of its upcoming subordinate legislations. The second roundtable focused on a discussion of the various legal bases for processing data in the PDPA. The third roundtable gave attendees an opportunity to discuss the PDPA’s notice & consent provisions. The fourth roundtable will now focus on a discussion on Data Subject Rights, Sensitive Data, and Children’s Data in the PDPA.

Given the significance of these topics, it is important to have discussions on the interpretation, application, and implementation of the relevant provisions, and expected compliance and enforcement challenges to provide input and recommendations on how to address these challenges with the goal of crafting practical subordinate legislation and providing guidance to organizations.

The intent is to capture the roundtable discussions in a written report, for sharing with the relevant policymakers and the incoming PDPC, in the hope that the group’s insights will inform the development of the subordinate legislations and the enforcement of the PDPA. 


  1. Agenda

(To be conducted in both Thai and English. A translator will be available.)

Thursday, 1 April 2021

2:00 – 2:05 pm            Introduction and welcome remarks

2:05 – 2:10 pm            Agenda and instructions

2:10 – 2:25 pm           Presentation 1:

“Data Subject Rights, Sensitive Data, and Children’s Data in the PDPA: Likely interpretation and enforcement; what is expected of organizations; and what may be expected in the subordinate legislation”

Dr. Mark Charoenwong, Public Prosecutor, Office of the Attorney General

2:25 – 2:35 pm          Presentation 2: Insights, challenges, recommendations, and responses to Presentation 1

Alexander Cespedes, Chairperson, IAPP KnowledgeNet Thailand Chapter

2:35 – 2:45 pm          Presentation 3: Insights, challenges, recommendations, and responses to Presentation 1

Dr. Arianne T. Jimenez, Privacy and Public Policy Manager for the Asia Pacific, Facebook

2:45 – 3:35 pm           Roundtable discussion on Data Subject Rights, Sensitive Data, and Children’s Data, and the group’s recommendations

3:35 – 3:45 pm          Quick sharing: What privacy issues are keeping you up at night nowadays? (And other questions you’d like to ask your fellow attendees)

3:45 – 3:55 pm          Recap, wrap-up and next steps

 

Details

Date:
1 April
Time:
14:00 - 16:00

Organizers

AGF
Facebook Inc.