The Personal Data Protection Act (“PDPA”) has been in force in Malaysia since November 2013, and requires compliance with seven key principles. Is your company complaint?

The Seven Principles

Employers must comply with the seven data protection principles:

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Employers should:

  1. review their personal data protection policy in Malaysia and ensure compliance with the seven principles;
  2. ensure that the Bahasa language requirements are met; and
  3. ensure that there are appropriate safeguards in place to protect employees’ personal data.