Month: November 2013

  • Malaysia gazettes data protection act, effective immediately

    I was quoted by ZDNet in their article “Malaysia gazettes data protection act, effective immediately“. Malaysia gazettes data protection act, effective immediately Summary: After almost a year delay, Malaysia finally gazettes its Personal Data Protection Act 2010 on Thursday and makes it effective Friday. Businesses have three months to comply and violation can result in […]

  • Data protection act gazetted, effective today

    I was quoted by the Malay Mail in their report “Data protection act gazetted, effective today” on 15 November 2013. KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 — The much awaited Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) 2010 has finally been gazetted and will take effect today, with businesses given three months to comply with the new law and […]

  • ITPC STARTUPS AND BUSINESS LAW CONFERENCE on 26.11.2013

    The KL Bar Information Technology and Publications Committee (ITPC) will be organising a one-day Conference on 26 November 2013. The Conference will cover practical legal issues for start-ups with a particular emphasis on the emerging issues such as intellectual property, personal data protection and social media. The purpose is to provide the participants with the […]

  • Enforcement of the Personal Data Protection Act 2010

    It is official. The Malaysian Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (“PDPA”) will be in force on 15 November 2013. As expected, Tuan Abu Hassan bin Ismail is appointed as the Personal Data Protection Commissioner with effect from 15 November 2013. Data users now have 3 months to comply with the PDPA in respect of personal […]

  • Bread & Kaya: Sharing images of crime victims

    Bread & Kaya: Sharing images of crime victims Nov 01, 2013 – No doubt the dissemination of gruesome images is distasteful and disrespectful of victims and their families – However, when the MCMC cited legislation against it, the industry regulator may have been stretching it Bread & Kaya by Foong Cheng Leong IT was with […]

  • Compendium of Malaysian Intellectual Property Cases – Trade Marks

    My first book, Compendium of Malaysian Intellectual Property Cases, will be launched this month or early next month. It is now available for pre-order. Click here to order! This book contains more than seventy (70) reported and unreported cases on Trade Marks from the Malaysian High Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court. For ease […]