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V. International governance issues

International obligations pertaining to privacy

Thailand has not yet signed an international convention or agreement relating to privacy issues and has not signed on to the Cybercrime Convention or the UN Convention on Suppression of Terrorism. However, as the European Union Data Protection Directive of 1995 was established to provide a regulatory framework to guarantee secure and free movement of personal data across the national borders of the EU member countries, Thailand must meet the requirements of the EU Data Protection Directive to continue doing business with EU member states that involves sharing and/or processing data. Thailand will need to 1) develop an understanding of the EU Data Protection Directive; 2) determine what the country must do to meet the requirements; and 3) implement the requirements so identified.