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Opinion: Telemarketing Abuse Prompts Need for Privacy Law

PRIVACY LAW—THAILAND

August 30, 2012

Bangkok Post reports on the lack of a privacy law in Thailand to help prevent the sale and misuse of personal information by telemarketers and other firms. The report states that “people were able to get personal information from various institutions with help from insiders,” which is “almost certainly against the law, but the next phase—selling the data—is not. This is because Thailand has no law to protect such data.” The report notes that a law has been under consideration “for more than a decade,” but “the privacy protection bill has moved at a snail’s pace because consumer protection is sometimes considered anti-business and isn’t high on politicians’ agenda.”
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