Movaci Success Story: Grace International School (GIS)
Grace International School (GIS) in Chiang Mai, Thailand, just recently constructed a new campus. With that monumental transition came the […]
If you are living or working in Thailand, you have probably heard about the new Personal Data Protection Law sometimes referred to as PDPA. A long time in the making, the Personal Data Protection Act has now been approved and will come into effect on May 27th, 2020. This law applies to and has implications for every company and organization that processes or stores any kind of personal information, whether of customers, members, or even of employees, etc. To get to the point, here are some straightforward short answers to some questions you’re probably asking.
What does this law require we do?
What happens if we’re not compliant?
How do I become compliant?
Making sure you have or get consent to have and use any personal data from its owners is the first step. But as you would imagine from the name “Personal Data Protection Act”, the biggest challenge is protecting the data that you store and use. This takes the expertise of qualified IT Security professionals. Hiring on full time staff who are specialized in IT security is quite expensive and poses a risk should they ever resign. A reliable and cost-effective alternative is to contract part or all of your IT security operations to a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP). Even large companies with their own IT departments can benefit from expert outside help, especially when it comes to security auditing and specialized IT security services and solutions augmentations to their IT operations. As an MSSP with a reliable team of qualified IT professionals and years of experience, Movaci can help bring and/or keep you in compliance with this new law.