LUTHER Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH - Malaysia{$baseUrl}LUTHER Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH - Malaysiade-deLUTHER Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH - Malaysia{$baseUrl}Malaysia News: Personal Data ProtectionOver recent years, a trend towards greater awareness of data privacy and the security of personal data has been gaining momentum around the world. Fuelled by the rapidly growing importance of data for the global economy and the simultaneously rising number of data related scandals, citizens as well as authorities are becoming more conscious about data protection.

Given the importance of the matter, it is to be expected that the attention on personal data will grow in Malaysia as well, leading to generally greater awareness and stricter enforcement of the Personal Data Protection Act (the “PDPA”). Hence, the following newsletter will outline the current data protection regime in Malaysia and its core principles. It will then explain the obligations for businesses and finally it will suggest measures that ensure compliance with the PDPA.

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