Commission Clarifies Data Protection Rules
PRIVACY LAW—MALAYSIAJune 24, 2010
The Malaysia Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has clarified its consumer code governing the sharing of personal information, The Star reports. The General Consumer Code governs all communication service providers and requires that they not disclose customers' personal information to third parties without consent and that they meet Fair Information Principles on data collection and retention. The report also states that a personal data commissioner and an advisory committee will be appointed to enforce the Personal Data Protection Bill 2009, passed by parliament last April.