Proposal to have privacy officer to implement data protection law

KUALA LUMPUR: New Zealand’s Assistant Privacy Commissioner Katrine Evans has suggested that Malaysia have privacy officers to implement the data protection law.

She said a privacy officer is the person in an agency who can understand its business and, at the same time, help the agency get it right in handling 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,” she said when delivering her talk on ‘First Steps for a Data Protection Commissioner: Some Suggestions from New Zealand’ at the inaugural seminar on personal data protection, here.

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