Monthly Archives: February 2014

Guide to complete the Form 15 (Registration of Data User) pursuant to the Personal Data Protection Act 2010

Commencing from January 2016, all data user registrations are done via online at http://daftar.pdp.gov.my

This is a guide I wrote for lawyers on how to complete the Data User Registration Form (Form 15)


Guide to complete the Form 15 (Registration of Data User) pursuant to the Personal Data Protection Act 2010

As stated by the Bar Council’s Circular No 023/2014 – Personal Data Protection Act 2010: Partnerships to Register with Commissioner by 15 Feb 2014, law firm partnerships are required to file the Form 15 (available at www.pdp.gov.my) before 15 February 2014. Lawyers practicing as sole proprietors are exempted from registration but still must comply with the Personal Data Protection Act 2010.

Specific details on the data user registration are available in the said Circular.

To assist fellow members of the Bar, the KL Bar Information Technology and Publications Committee has prepared an informal guide to complete the Form 15. This guide is based on the Malay version of the Form 15.

Column 7: Tick Partnership
Column 8 : Tick Services
Section B: Tujuan 1: Legal Services (if you have others, please insert in Tujuan 2)
Section C: Jenis Data Peribadi: Name, identity card and passport number, address, email address (please insert more if you have others)
Section D: Name of your Auditor / Accountant (please insert more if you have others) .
Section E: None (unless you disclose the data to other countries)
Section F: Insert information of the person in charge of the data user registration application. It can be anyone authorised by your firm.

Upon completing the Form 15, you may file it with the Personal Data Protection Commissioner at:-

Kaunter Pendaftaran
Bahagian Pendaftaran dan Operasi
Jabatan Perlindungan Data Peribadi
Aras 6, Kompleks KKMM, Lot 4G9
Persiaran Perdana, Presint 4
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan
62100 Putrajaya

Upon filing, you will be issued a document entitled “Kad Akuan Terima”. Payment can be made once your application is approved. All applications will be processed for registration after the 15 February 2014 deadline.

Foong Cheng Leong
Chairperson
KL Bar Information Technology and Publications Committee

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Guide in Dealing with Direct Marketing under Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) 2010

The Personal Data Protection Commissioner has issued the Proposal Paper [No .1/2014] – Guide in Dealing with Direct Marketing under Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) 2010. The Commissioner has invited feedback and opinion in respect of the matters raised in the Proposal Paper and shall be submitted before 20 February 2014.

Download: Proposal Paper

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Commission denies blocking access to BBC’s ‘kangkung’ article

I was quoted by Digital News Asia in the article “Commission denies blocking access to BBC’s ‘kangkung’ article


Commission denies blocking access to BBC’s ‘kangkung’ article

JANUARY 16, 2014

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has denied it had blocked access to a BBC report on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s “kangkung” remark.

MCMC strategic communications chief Sheikh Raffie Abdul Rahman told The Malaysian Insider that the commission did not block the site.

Internet users in Malaysia had reported difficulty in accessing the BBC post beginning last night, with timeouts occurring after a long wait for the page to load.

Digital News Asia reported that the rest of the BBC website remained accessible. However, as of noon today, the block appears to have been lifted.

The BBC article, entitled “#BBCtrending: Be careful what you say about spinach”, chronicles the recent uproar from the Malaysian public about comments made by Najib.

In attempting to use an analogy to explain the government’s action, or lack thereof, in controlling the price of goods, Najib used kangkung or water spinach as an example.

Since then, Najib has been lampooned and ridiculed by Malaysians up and down the length of Malaysia.

Najib had lamented the fact that Putrajaya was never credited for keeping prices stable but instead, was widely criticised when prices of goods and services went up.

There were also complaints from netizens that YouTube videos mocking and ridiculing Najib and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor had also been blocked.

Digital News Asia reported that any attempts to filter the BBC report would be a violation of the Multimedia Super Corridor Malaysia Bill of Guarantees.

The bill specifically states that Putrajaya would ensure no Internet censorship.

Digital News Asia columnist and lawyer Foong Cheng Leong said there was no legal ground for the BBC report to be blocked. – January 16, 2014.

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