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Malaysia is planning to amend its data protection laws to introduce a data breach notification regime and a wide expansion of the rights of data subjects. Once in effect, companies are required to provide detailed summaries of data breaches to the Malaysian Personal Data Protection Commissioner; implement containment and control measures and outline in detail […]


An errant Malaysian employer has been sentenced to one stroke of the cane for hiring illegal workers in the state of Selangor. Although the law permits such severe penalties, the milestone decision has never been performed in the state before, said Immigration Department of Malaysias director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali. In addition to the caning, […]

Personal Data Protection Act Enters into Force

The Malaysian government has the entry into force date of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) 2010. The Act will enter into force on 15 November 2013 and will introduce an omnibus privacy regime in Malaysia for the first time. The publication of the PDPA is accompanied by a number of regulations and orders that […]

It’s Landlords Who Need Protection from Tenants

With talk of proposing a Tenancy Act, some are concerned over the lack of protection landlords have against the actions of bad tenants. No matter how good the screening process, it is just sometimes unlucky to get bad tenants. Despite a comprehensive and airtight tenancy agreement with the relevant terms and conditions spelled out clearly […]

SSMI Effective in Screening Background of Candidates

Backgrounds of candidates will be reviewed and cross-checked with other departments before they can be hired into the civil service. The checking would be done through an information system that has been implemented by the Public Services Commission (PSC). Minister in Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Joseph Entulu Belaun, said the individual review information system (SSMI), […]

Malaysia to Establish New Government Department for Personal Data Protection

On June 20, 2011, Malaysia’s Bernama News Agency reported that the Malaysian Ministry of Information, Communication and Culture will establish a government department to facilitate the implementation of Malaysia’s new Personal Data Protection Act. Malaysia passed the Personal Data Protection Act in 2010, but the law has yet to go into effect. According to the […]

Proposal to Have Privacy Officer to Implement Data Protection Law

New Zealand’s Assistant Privacy Commissioner Katrine Evans has suggested that Malaysia have privacy officers to implement the data protection law. A privacy officer is the person in an agency who can understand its business and, at the same time, help the agency get it right in handling personal information.”I don’t know whether Malaysia has the […]

Expect More Spam: No Data Privacy for Malaysians Yet Despite 2010 Law

No date has been set for the enforcement of the Personal Data Protection Act 2010. “It will be enforced as soon as possible,” said Communication and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, though he declined to be more specific as to whether it will be in force by the end of the year. Malaysian […]


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