Personal Data Protection Act to be introduced next year

By LOH FOON FONG
foonfong@thestar.com.my

KUALA LUMPUR: The long awaited Personal Data Protection Act 2010 will be enforced next year.

Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said the Ministry was in the process of getting “the right personnel with the right expertise” to set up the Personal Data Protection Department.

The Act was gazetted into law in June last year.

Dr Rais said the Act, when enforced, would safeguard people’s personal information from being abused by organisations that collect and process personal data of individuals.

He said this after the Get Malaysian Business Online (GMBO) launch Tuesday.

[Source: The Star Newspaper]

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