BANGKOK: Understanding data privacy and data protection in 4.0 world 🔒


Data has become a new currency as well as an asset of many companies, large and small. The value of trade in data may one day surpass trade in goods and services. The rapidly evolving global norm is for personal data (data from which a person can be identified) to be regulated and protected.

Many business leaders recognise the importance of data privacy. Many have even referred to data privacy as a basic human right. Trust is an essential ingredient in managing data, including facilitating its exchange. Good data privacy practices make for competitive advantage. Businesses and individuals need to trust the internet as a means of transmitting and providing access to confidential and often sensitive information and they also need to trust that the systems which protect that data are safe, secure and reliable. Civil society has similar objectives. Government plays a key role in this process, both as a regulator and as a user of data itself.

How is data regulated and how can I manage to advantage? What is the EU GDPR and why is it relevant in Thailand? If it is Personal Data which is protected, what about commercially-derived data which is based on analysis of aggregated consumer behavior? Can I view my own records (and correct them, or even take them down)? Do I have a ’right to be forgotten’? If I need to send data overseas, what are the cross-border rules?  What is extra-territoriality?  How can I best manage data?

Objectives of the seminar

This seminar will help to understand the vital and increasing role of data in business, society, and the economy, and the various approaches to data regulation, from the perspective of external laws such as GDPR, as well as what’s expected by the proposed, new Thai law on Personal Data Protection. How regulation can benefit us and what will likely be necessary to comply. Joining us will be a group of leading experts in the field, where Professor Dan Svantesson an acknowledged leader in data privacy will share special insights.


Date: Thursday, 15 November 2018
Time: 08.30 – 10.30
Venue: Arnoma Grand Bangkok (MAP)

Entry Fee:

  • THB 600 for Non-members
  • THB 400 for Nordic Chambers, JFCCT, EABC members
  • THB 200 for Students and Media
  • Free of charge for Government employees

*Prices are inclusive of coffee break* 

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*No cancellations 48 hrs before event. No-shows will be invoiced.*
**Please notify us if you have any special dietary needs**