Malaysia has adopted the Personal Data Protection Act 2010, which regulates the processing of personal data concerning individuals. While this sounds like the European Data Protection Directive, the Malaysian data protection act only applies to personal data which is involved in commercial transactions.
The act will not come into force until the responsible Minister inserts a notification in the official government Gazette. As is common in many parliamentary systems, different sections may come into effect at different times.
Any company marketing or doing business in Malaysia would do well to review all business procedures relating to capturing and employing personal data in the business.
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