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.
Recording of the IIC Thailand Chapter Webinar on 22 July 2020: Data Privacy in the Time of COVID-19Download
Report of the IIC Thailand Chapter Webinar on 22 July 2020: Data Privacy in the Time of COVID-19Download
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.
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 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.
Assistant Professor Prapanpong Khumon (PhD) is Vice Dean at School of Law, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Thailand. He also acts as Advisor to the Secretary-General of Personal Data Protection Committee of Thailand, and is Director of Academy of Public Enterprise Policy, Business and Regulation (APaR).
In addition, 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 international journals, including the law and development review and Asian Journal of WTO and International Health Law and Policy.
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