Malaysian minister says amendments to PDPA in the works after repeated data breached

Yiswaree Palansamy reports:

Communications and Multimedia Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa today said that several amendments to Act 709 of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) 2010 are in the pipeline to strengthen the law, after a series of personal data breaches in the country this year.


“For information, among the proposed amendments would involve, among others firstly, mandating all data users to appoint a data protection officer, secondly, introduction of data breach notification to mandate all data users report data breach to a PDPA officer within a 72-hour period.

Read more about other proposed amendments to Malaysian law at MalayMail.

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