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The Minister of Communication and Information Technology recently issued a notice (the Notice) on the commencement of the Personal Data Protection Act of 2022 (the Act). Pursuant to the Notice, the commencement date for the Act is 1 May 2023.
Highlighted below are some of the important provisions.
The coming into force of the PDPA signifies that the provisions of the Act must now be strictly observed and should there be any non-compliance, the persons or companies involved risk being fined. Going forward, every business will be required to observe the requirements of the laws when transferring data outside the country especially for cross-border businesses and with regard to cross-border transactions, in collecting personal data such as personal details of the employees and customers, and storing such data.