Malaysia’s Data Protection Laws To Be At Par With Global Standard-Minister Deo

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KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 04) — Malaysia’s data protection laws must be at par with global standard, the federal communications and multimedia minister said Thursday.

“We need to put in place a system to ensure data breaches don’t happen, and find ways to stop a breach immediately before it gets out of hand,” Gobind Singh Deo said at a digital advertising conference. “We have to reinvent departments that work with these regulations.”

His comments were in response to queries on when Malaysia would update its data protection laws to prevent breaches, and to be on par with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation enforced in May. 

– By Gan Pei Ling
– Edited By Abhrajit Gangopadhyay