Data Protection & Information Technology
According to Gartner:
Only 30% of general counsel believe their departments are equipped to handle technology risk.
This risk is particularly pernicious in jurisdictions such as Thailand where criminal penalties can apply for failure to comply with some Thai related laws and the law is changing quickly – for example, Thailand’s nascent data protection law.
We understand both the local and international risks, and the misalignment that is common between the two. We can assist in engineering risk shifting measures to mitigate the legal risks arising out of new technologies.
We can work hand-in-glove with some of the world’s top IT consulting firms to address your company’s legal information technology needs and risks from the challenging Thai perspective.
- Four Announcements about Thailand’s PDPA in the Royal GazetteOn 21 June 2022, just a few weeks after Thailand’s Personal Data Protection Act (“PDPA”) came into full force, the Data Protection Committee published four announcements in the Royal Gazette about the PDPA. These announcements provide more detail about the PDPA and are intended to provide holders of personal data with more information about their ...Read more
- Are you ready for the Thai Personal Data Protection Law?The Thai Personal Data Protection Act B.E. 2562 (2019) (“PDPA”) comes into full force on 1 June 2022. The PDPA technically came into force in 2019, but enforcement of the core provisions of the PDPA, including those imposing duties on data controllers and data processors as well as punishments for violations of the PDPA, was postponed was until ...Read more
- Sanction Tracker – RussiaAs part of our compliance and international trade practice, we strongly encourage all of our clients and other interested parties to take appropriate measures to determine if they are directly or indirectly doing business with any party subject to the sanctions that have been imposed against Russia. You can view Correctiv’s sanction tracker here. We do ...Read more
- Practical Tip on Arbitration Clauses for Thailand that Allows You to Have Your Cake and it Too.There is little dispute that international arbitration is the best way to resolve cross-border disputes. A 2018 International Arbitration Survey carried out by Queen Mary University of London in partnership with the White & Case law firm demonstrates that international arbitration is the accepted and expected means of resolving cross border disputes. The survey reports that 97% of the ...Read more
- Top 12 Things to Keep in Mind When Planning on Doing Business in ThailandThe top 12 things to keep in mind when planning to do business in Thailand: 1. Foreign Ownership of Companies and Land: This is often a surprise for business people and lawyers operating in more open economies, but foreigners are prohibited from owning land (absent narrow exceptions) and foreign majority owned businesses are prohibited from engaging in a ...Read more