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SIX (6) THINGS YOUR BUSINESS NEED TO KNOW ON PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION IN MALAYSIA

In Malaysia, collection, processing, storage, transfer, and retention of individuals’ personal data are governed under the Personal Data Protection Act 2010. In short, the Act regulates the processing of personal data in commercial transactions in Malaysia. What are six things businesses need to know about data protection in Malaysia?

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PROTECTION OF EMPLOYEE’S PERSONAL DATA IN MALAYSIA – GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (“GDPR”) AND PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION ACT 2010 (“PDPA”)

Recently, Sweden’s H&M was fined 35 million euros by the Hamburg Data Protection Authority for internal data security breaches at its customer service center in Nuremberg. It is evident that a failure to comply with the GDPR can have massive repercussions. However, how does the GDPR apply to EU companies with employees in Malaysia, and […]


CTOS PROVIDES TENANT SCREENING FOR LANDLORDS, PROPERTY AGENTS

Credit reporting agency CTOS Digital Sdn Bhd is expanding its services by providing its tenant screening solution for landlords and property agents. The new solution offers landlords and property agents quick and accurate checks on potential tenants. Dennis Martin, CEO of CTOS Digital Sdn Bhd, said “Tenant screening is common practice around the world that […]


SIX (6) THINGS YOUR BUSINESS NEED TO KNOW ON PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION IN MALAYSIA

In Malaysia, collection, processing, storage, transfer, and retention of individuals’ personal data are governed under the Personal Data Protection Act 2010. In short, the Act regulates the processing of personal data in commercial transactions in Malaysia. What are six things businesses need to know about data protection in Malaysia?

Read more


PROTECTION OF EMPLOYEE’S PERSONAL DATA IN MALAYSIA – GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (“GDPR”) AND PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION ACT 2010 (“PDPA”)

Recently, Sweden’s H&M was fined 35 million euros by the Hamburg Data Protection Authority for internal data security breaches at its customer service center in Nuremberg. It is evident that a failure to comply with the GDPR can have massive repercussions. However, how does the GDPR apply to EU companies with employees in Malaysia and […]


CTOS PROVIDES TENANT SCREENING FOR LANDLORDS, PROPERTY AGENTS

Credit reporting agency CTOS Digital Sdn Bhd is expanding its services by providing its tenant screening solution for landlords and property agents. The new solution offers landlords and property agents quick and accurate checks on potential tenants. Dennis Martin, CEO of CTOS Digital Sdn Bhd, said “Tenant screening is a common practice around the world […]


IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE MALAYSIA DATA PRIVACY REGIME

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 […]


MALAYSIAN EMPLOYER CANED FOR HIRING ILLEGAL WORKERS

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, […]


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 […]




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