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Commissioner Suggests Officers for Malaysia

DATA PROTECTION—NEW ZEALAND & MALAYSIA

February 17, 2012

New Zealand Assistant Privacy Commissioner Katrine Evans has suggested Malaysia hire privacy officers to implement data protection law, reports The Borneo Post Online. At a recent seminar announcing the establishment of the Personal Data Protection Department in Malaysia, Evans said that a privacy officer can help agencies to properly handle personal information. "I don't know whether Malaysia has the requirement for every agency to have a privacy officer, but if it doesn't, you should have one."
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