Effectively from 23 January 2017, Puan Khalidah Binti Mohd Darus replaces Encik Mazmalek bin Mohamad as the Malaysian Personal Data Protection Commissioner. [see P.U (B) 49]
On 23 December 2015, the Personal Data Protection Commissioner (“Commissioner”) published the Personal Data Protection Standard 2015 after consulting members of the public. The Standard sets out the minimum standards to process personal data and it is applicable to anyone who processes or has control or authorises the processing of any personal data relating to commercial transactions. Broadly, it sets out the security standards (electronic and non-electronic processing), retention standards and integrity standards.
For more information, please refer to the Personal Data Protection Standard 2015 (in Malay language only). The English language will be released by the Commissioner in due course.
With the retirement of Haji Abu Hassan Ismail as the Director General of the Personal Data Protection Department, Encik Mazmalek bin Mohamad has been appointed as the new Director General of the Personal Data Protection Department effective from 1st October 2014.