22nd July 2020

IIC Thailand Chapter Webinar: Data Privacy in the Time of COVID-19

Chapter event, Virtual Event

Wednesday 22 July 2020
Time:  1530 ICT / 0430 EDT / 0930 BST / 1830 AEST
Duration: 1.5 hours

Held in association with
School of Law, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce

Governments have been active in developing measures to help reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. These include using contact tracing applications to help limit the spread of the disease. However, there are concerns about these applications, especially because of the potential for intruding on individual privacy and for government surveillance. Recently, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) launched Guidelines 04/2020 on the use of location data and contact tracing tools in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak to ensure that people can have confidence in the way their data are used in these situations.

This webinar discussed the different measures being employed in Thailand as well as other ASEAN countries and further afield in these extraordinary times, and how the balance between protecting individuals can be set against safeguarding their data privacy.


IIC Thailand Chapter Webinar

Recording of the IIC Thailand Chapter Webinar on 22 July 2020: Data Privacy in the Time of COVID-19


IIC Thailand Chapter Webinar

Report of the IIC Thailand Chapter Webinar on 22 July 2020: Data Privacy in the Time of COVID-19

Edwin Concepcion Head, DPaaS Excellence and Support - ASEAN, Straits Interactive Pte Limited, Singapore

Edwin Concepcion is the Country Manager for Straits Interactive, Philippines as well as heads the Data Protection-as-a-Service (DPaaS) Excellence and Support services in ASEAN. He drives the overall business strategy for the Philippines and is also involved in the conduct of professional training certifications and workshops within the region.

Mr Concepcion is a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). He is CIPM, CIPT, CIPP/E certified with IAPP and also a Certified DPO (TUV). He is a member of the Open Compliance and Ethics Group (OCEG) and the National Association of Data Protection Officers of the Philippines.

Kevin Shepherdson CEO, Straits Interactive Pte Limited, Singapore

As the CEO and Founder of Straits Interactive Pte Ltd, Kevin Shepherdson provides and drives the vision, strategy and innovation of the company’s Data Privacy & GRC (Governance, Risk Management & Compliance) offerings that build upon the foundation of enabling trusted businesses and responsible marketing.

Mr Shepherdson is the international author of 99 Privacy Breaches to be aware of and is adjunct with Singapore Management University.

Raymund Enriquez Liboro Privacy Commissioner, National Privacy Commission, Philippines

Raymund Enriquez Liboro, Privacy Commissioner for the National Privacy Commission, Philippines was appointed as the country’s first Privacy Commissioner in March 2016.  He is a seasoned ICT convergence and communications and public administration professional.

Commissioner Liboro has fast tracked data protection policy development in the country with the issuance of the Data Privacy Act’s Implementing Rules and significant policy circulars within the first year of NPC’s establishment — effectively working for the country’s data privacy and protection rules to be at par with global data protection regulations.

In October 2018, Commissioner Liboro put the country on the world stage by earning the Philippines a voting seat on the exclusive 5-member executive committee of the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners or the ICDPPC, now known as the Global Privacy Assembly.

Thitirat Thipsamritkul (Prof) Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, Thailand

Professor Thitirat Thipsamritkul is a lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Thammasat University (Center of International Law, Center of Japanese Legal Studies), where she teaches public international law, human rights law, media law, law and technology.
Prof. Thipsamritkul is especially interested in the relationship between market, technology and human rights. Her current research focus is in the areas of freedom of expression, privacy and internet govern-ance. She also cooperates with civil society and the public sector to advocate for better legislation and policy in these areas, including with respect to the recent Thailand Data Protection Law.
Prof. Thipsamritkul was member of the Fundamental Rights and Media Reform Committee under the Thai Journalists Association in 2018. She now serves as legal expert in the Personal Data Protection Commission under Thailand’s new Personal Data Protection Act.
She holds an LLB from Kyoto University, and two LLMs from GSICS, University of Kobe (in International Law) and SOAS (in Law, Development and Governance).


Prapanpong Khumon (Dr) Associate Dean, School of Law, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce

Assistant Professor Prapanpong Khumon (PhD) is an Associate Dean of School of Law, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Thailand. He is the President of Academy of Public Enterprise Policy, Business and Regulation (APaR). He also acts as an Expert Committee in the Personal Data Protection Committee of Thailand.

Professor Khumon leads a number of research projects for the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NBTC) including a comparative study about media regulation in ASEAN, a comparative study of media regulation of the EU and ASEAN, and a study on regulation of the pay TV sector, child online literacy, market access and communications satellite services liberalisation, and ASEAN cross-border personal data protection. He also heads a research project for the Thai Council of State on Digital Economy regulations for Thailand.

Professor Khumon has published a number of scholarly articles on cross-border data protection and trade in services in a number of academic journals, including the law and development review and Asian Journal of WTO and International Health Law and Policy.

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22nd July 2020
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