Category archive: Industry Updates – Legislation

ABA joins colleagues in Malaysia in opposing proposed anti-terror laws

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 10:21am


The Australian Bar Association (ABA) has called for the serious concerns of three Malaysian Bars over proposed anti-terror laws in Malaysia to be heard.

On 10 April the Malaysian Bar, the Sabah Law Association and the Advocates’ Association of Sarawak issued a joint statement detailing a series of serious concerns over the…

Protection of Personal Data in Commercial Transactions

by Lim Jo Yan and Sunitha Balasundaram
The use of Personal Data is an integral part of today’s commercial world. The collection, interpretation, storing and transferring of Personal Data has become necessary in the age of electronic commerce and digital technology. The Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (“PDPA”) was gazetted in June 2010 and came into…

Google’s privacy policy breaches Data Protection Act: Dutch DPA

NEW DELHI: A Dutch data protection body has alleged that Internet giant Google has been breaching personal data protection laws in the Netherlands, following similar claims by other European nations.
College for the Protection of Personal Data (CPPD), the Dutch data protection authority (DPA), alleged that Google has been combining personal data from Internet users without…

Personal Data Protection Act introduced on Nov 15

PUTRAJAYA (Nov 26, 2013): The Communication and Multimedia Ministry today announced that the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 came into force on Nov 15.
The act was introduced specifically for the purpose of preventing the misuse of people’s personal data for commercial purposes, said Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek.
Those categorised as users of data had…

Financial Services Act 2013 and Islamic Financial Services Act 2013 Come Into Force

The regulatory and supervisory framework of Malaysia enters a new stage of its development as the Financial Services Act 2013 (FSA) and Islamic Financial Services Act 2013 (IFSA) come into force on 30 June 2013.
The FSA and IFSA is the culmination of efforts to modernise the laws that govern the conduct and supervision of financial…