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PDPA Enforcement Date Still Unknown

PRIVACY LAW—MALAYSIA

June 13, 2013

The Malaysian Reserve reports 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. Communications and Multimedia Commission Chairman Datuk Mohamed Sharil Mohamed Tarmizi noted that as data crosses all industries, “There will be a lot of consultation, which we would have to go through those first, as the regulator in each sector has its own data protection requirement.”
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