Breaking News – Personal Data Protection Act enters into force
The Malaysian government published – on 14 November 2013 – 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.
In a nutshell the PDPA introduces, among others, seven data protection principles which data users must comply with. Violation of any of these principles by data users will result in a fine of up to 300,000 ringgit and/or up to three years’ imprisonment.
Where a data user (eg. Insurer, broker, agents and adjusting firm) has collected personal data before the date of coming into operation of the PDPA, such users will have three months to comply. Any data user which is required to be registered under the PDPA is also required to do so within three month from its entry into force.
Naturally, the date of recognition falls on 14 February 2014. I hope this is gonna be real. …