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First Data User to be Charged under the Personal Data Protection Act 2010

In this update, we wish to bring to your attention the latest news relating to the enforcement of the Malaysian Personal Data Protection Act 2010 ("PDPA"), wherein a company has become the first data user to be charged (in the Sessions Court) for alleged breach of the PDPA.

The Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance 2017

We wish to bring to your attention the new Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance 2017 (“MCCG”) which was released by the Securities Commission Malaysia and takes effect on the 26 April 2017, replacing the 2012 code. The new MCCG introduces substantial changes and recommendations with a view of raising the standards of corporate governance of companies in Malaysia.

Personal Data Protection Updates - Public Consultation Paper No. 1/2017 – Personal Data Protection (Transfer of Personal Data To Places Outside Malaysia) Order 2017

We wish to bring to your attention Public Consultation Paper No. 1/2017 entitled "Personal Data Protection (Transfer Of Personal Data To Places Outside Malaysia) Order 2017" (the “Proposed Order”), which was recently published by the Personal Data Protection Commissioner (the “Commissioner”) on its official website.

The Proposed Order is a "White List" which permits the transfer of personal data to certain jurisdictions outside Malaysia, in accordance with Section 129(1) of the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (PDPA). The Proposed Order has been published as an exposure draft wherein the Commissioner has requested for feedback and suggestions from the public to be submitted on or before 4 May 2017.